South Australia to allow same sex couples and singles to adopt

The South Australian Parliament has passed a law which will mean that single people and same sex couples will, for the first time, be allowed in that State to adopt. Until about a year ago, four Australian jurisdictions prohibited same sex couples from adopting: Victoria Queensland South Australia Northern Territory Since then, Victoria and Queensland… Read More »Custom Single Post Header

South Australia to allow same sex couples and singles to adopt

The South Australian Parliament has passed a law which will mean that single people and same sex couples will, for the first time, be allowed in that State to adopt.

Until about a year ago, four Australian jurisdictions prohibited same sex couples from adopting:

  • Victoria
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Northern Territory

Since then, Victoria and Queensland have passed laws removing that discrimination. South Australia’s law is to commence on a date to be fixed.

Only the Northern Territory is not changing its laws, and will for the foreseeable future continue to discriminate in this area.

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