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Howard Government does not favour gay couples adopting

It is believed that an amendment to the Family Law Act listed on the Government’s circular to MPs about proposed legislation for Parliament’s 2007 autumn session, would stop recognition for foreign children adoptions made by same-sex couples.

Democrat Senator representing Queensland, Guy Bartlett, has stated on his personal website that he was concerned that the coalition government was ready to engage in ‘wedge politics’ leading into the up-coming election this year. Mr Bartlett and gay rights activists fear that the Bill will reduce the stability of gay-parented families in terms of reduced legal and social recognition. The Family Council of Victoria, which believes that all children should have a mother and a father, welcomed the proposed amendment by the government.

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