back to top

South Australia Passes New Law Allowing Gay Couples To Adopt Children

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

Posted on

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.

Mark Di Stefano is a political editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.

Contact Mark Di Stefano at mark.distefano@buzzfeed.com.

Lane Sainty is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney, Australia.

Contact Lane Sainty at lane.sainty@buzzfeed.com.

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.