Portugal Approves Partial Right of Adoption for Same-Sex Couples
Via the Portuguese American Journal: LGBT: Portuguese parliament approves right to adoption.
The law provides for the spouses in same-sex marriage to adopt the biological child of their spouse:
Portuguese parliament has approved Friday a bill that will allow same-sex married couples to adopt their partner’s bilological or adopted children. The bill was approved with 99 votes in favor, 94 votes against, and 9 abstentions.
The bill was supported by the ruling center-right Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the progressive Socialist Party (PS).
However, a bill allowing a married same-sex couple to adopt as a couple was rejected by parliament. ABC News has the numbers:
another proposal by the Left Bloc and Green Party that would have let gay partners adopt children together as a married couple was defeated, with 104 votes against, 77 in favor and 21 abstentions.