Tuesday, 20 January 2015 15:56

Austria Legalized Adoption For Same-Sex Couples

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A historic decision was taken in Austria where a court granted the adoption for same-sex couples!

So far, the adoption of children by same-sex couples were not allowed. Since 2013, however, it was possible to adopt the biological children of your partner.

With a lesbian couple who had brought its case to the European Court, Austria had to review its adoption laws considered too discriminatory towards same-sex people.

Austria allows the adoption but the equal marriage is still not possible. Only registered partnership is currently allowed for same-sex couples and it does not allow these couples to access to the same benefits as married couples.