Gay adoption legalized in Victoria state

Darren Wee | Gay Star News | December 9, 2015

Gay adoption has been legalized in the Australian state of Victoria after 15 years of legislative wrangling.

The Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Bill passed the lower house of the Legislative Assembly unopposed on Wednesday (9 December) afternoon.

In the past, gay couples could only be foster parents or guardians, but could not adopt even if their children had been in their care for years.

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