Denmark allows gay couples to adopt

Posted on 18 Mar 2009 at 2:01pm
By Associated Press

Vote puts Denmark in line with other EU countries

COPENHAGEN — Danish lawmakers have approved a law granting gay couples equal rights in adoption.

In a 62-53 vote with 64 absentees, parliament put Denmark in line with other EU countries, including Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden, allowing same-sex couples equal rights in adoption.

The law adopted Tuesday, March 17 had been presented by an openly gay lawmaker who found backing from the opposition Social Democrats and Socialist People’s Party. While the center-right government opposed the bill, seven members of the ruling Liberal Party voted in favor of the bill.

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