Thursday, September 4, 2014

[Italy] "Italian Lesbian Couple Win Right to Legally Adopt Daughter"

Despite its refusal to support same-sex couples through marriage equality, an Italian court conceded that stable, loving parents, LGBT or not, may be in a child's best interests.

For the first time, an Italian court granted a lesbian woman the right to adopt her partner's biological child, reports the Gazzetta del Sud.

The case revolved around a Rome-based couple who conceived their daughter in an undisclosed European location via artificial insemination. The child is the biological offspring of one partner, and has been happily raised by both her mothers, who were married outside of Italy, for the past five years.

In acknowledging the couple's right to adopt earlier this week, the court drew on a new law which allows for adoptions in specific cases, reports Gay Star News. Noting that the parents had been together for a decade and had provided an emotionally stable upbringing, the court decided adoption was in the child's "best interests."

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