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:
- 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.