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    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.

    Lukas Coch / AAPIMAGE

    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.