Monday, January 25, 2016

Portugal's president nixes equal adoption rights for gay couples


In a blow to equality overseas, Portugal’s president Anabel Cavaco Silva has vetoed a law passed by Parliament giving married same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples.  Parliament could override by a 2/3 vote. Silva claims that Parliament has failed to show the law to be in the best interest of children.  ABC News has the story here.

Again, adoption is one way to break the artificial nexus between capacity for traditional sexual intercourse, and capacity to provide for other people.

I spent one night in Lisbon in April 2001, on top of the hill .  The view of the harbor from the plane is interesting.

Wikipedia attribution link for picture by Xosema, under CCSA 4.0 International License.

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