View Full Version : Belgium legalises adoption by gay couples

20-11-05, 13:35
Committee backs gay adoption rights (http://www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=100&story_id=25256&name=Committee+backs+gay+adoption+rights+)

The Belgian Parliament's justice committee has approved a legislative proposal giving gay couples the right to adopt children.

The Francophone Liberals rejected the motion on Wednesday, as did the extreme-right Flemish Interest party.

However, support from the Flemish Liberal VLD and Socialist PS parties helped the proposal win majority support. The motion was eventually passed with 9 votes for and 7 against.

I would agree in principle, but I am not convinced that a gay couple's influence as parents will be as balanced as a heterosexual couple. On the other hand, there are many mono-parental families nowadays, so why not ?