Thursday, June 30, 2016

Gay Adoption

While Czechland does not have gay marriage it has recognised registrované partnerství, registered partnerships, since 2006.  This allows for equal status when it comes to inheritance, alimony and health care.  One thing they have not allowed for is adoption.  Well that now changes...sort of.

The Czech Constitutional Court, the country's highest legal authority, has just overturned a law that bans individual gays and lesbians living in a registered partnership from adopting children.  The decision was based on the fact that it was discriminatory because individual gays and lesbians who don't live in a registered partnership are allowed to adopt.

So moving forward, gays and lesbians who have a registered partnership can now legally adopt but as an individual; not as a couple.  Hey, it's not perfect but it is definitely progress.

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