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Netherlands Grants Adoption Rights for Same-Gender Couples

The Netherlands government announced that it will grant adoption rights to same-gender couples. A new legal partnership registry was recently put in place that allows same-gender couples to obtain marriage certificates.

If a child is born after same-gender couples register as partners, the “non-biological partner” will automatically be recognized as an adoptive parent and lesbian mothers who have children before entering into a partnership can have those children co-adopted by their partners.

Feminist News Stories on Same-Sex Marriage

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PlanetOut - February 9, 1998