South Australia Passes New Law Allowing Gay Couples To Adopt Children

The state is one of the last to make the change.

The South Australian parliament has passed long-awaited legislation that will allow gay couples to adopt children.

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The legislation passed the state’s upper house on Wednesday, 13 votes to four.

South Australia was one of the only jurisdictions in Australia that didn’t allow same-sex couples to adopt children.

The Northern Territory continues to deny gay couples access to adoption.


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