Denmark Parliament grants equal protections to adoptions by same-sex couples

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"Danish parliament passed a vote giving equal adoption rights to couples in registered partnerships Thursday, but without the support of the government. The opposition, together with breakaway members of the government's Liberal Party, voted in favour of the legislation which will allow all same sex couples in registered partnerships the same adoption rights as married couples from 1 July.

"Danish homosexuals could previously adopt as individuals or adopt the children of their partner under the step-child adoption laws. Figures from Statistics Denmark show that of the 712 step-child adoptions in 2007, 103 were from couples in a registered partnership."

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