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Somewhere between Sun 1 and Mon 30 Jun 2014

German government draws up legislation for strengthened same-sex adoption rights

  • By mariamartens and 1 other
  • Last Update: 3 years ago
  • Germany

The German government is due to draw up legislation to enshrine the right of same-sex couples to share in the adoption of a partner's stepchild or previously adopted child. 

The ruling by the Federal Constitutional Court allows same-sex couples to adopt the same child on an individual basis, although they still cannot adopt a child together as a couple. 

Since 2001 Germany allows same-sex couples to register in a civil partnership.

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