For the First Time, an Italian Court Recognized Gay Adoptive Parents

For the First Time, an Italian Court Recognizes Gay Adoptive Parents

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An Italian court has made national history by recognizing a same-sex couple as adoptive parents of two surrogate children, the Telegraph reports.

The Court of appeal in the city of Trento ruled that both members of a gay couple can be legally named father of the children.

Only one of the pair is biologically related to the children, who were born via artificial insemination in Canada. Italian law currently forbids the use of surrogate parents.

Formerly, Italians in same-sex couples could only be declared parents if they were biologically related to the child. But this ruling changes that.

Same-sex marriage is still illegal in Italy. The country only approved civil unions last year.


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