Green party backs child adoption for gay couples

16-02-2010

The Green Party on Tuesday announced its backing for single sex couples in so-called registered partnerships to be able to adopt children. Party leader Ondřej Liška said he backed such couples being allowed to adopt children from previous relationships and also adoption by individual partners. Minister for Human Rights and Minorities is currently working on a proposal allowing adoption for gay couples in certain circumstances. Mr. Liška said he did not understand the current situation where a single woman was allowed to adopt but two women living together were not. He aid the current law was a violation of the European convention on human rights and the Czech constitution.