German Court Strengthens Gay and Lesbian Adoption Rights - SPIEGEL ONLINE: "Court Ruling: Germany Strengthens Gay Adoption Rights
"The court ordered Berlin to draft new legislation by next June. It said the German constitution does not justify ruling out one partner adopting the other's adopted child. The previous law was not only detrimental to the child, it also breached the rights of same-sex couples to equal treatment, said presiding judge Ferdinand Kirchhof. "Same-sex partnerships can be as beneficial to the happiness of a child as a marriage," he said."
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