Gay Couples May Not Have Right To Adopt Until After Referendum

GAY COUPLES MAY NOT HAVE RIGHT TO ADOPT UNTIL AFTER REFERENDUM

Gay couples may not have the right to adopt until after the referendum on same-sex marriage.

That’s despite being granted that right under the Children * Family Relationships Act signed into law last week.

The law gives same-sex couples the right to be considered for adoption – but only when the government is capable of offering it.

The Department of Children * Youth Affairs says it hasn’t yet set a date for the relevant new laws to kick in.

That means the legislation may not have taken effect before the referendum on May 22nd.

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