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President signs same sex adoption into effect

by TPN/Lusa, in News · 21-02-2016 18:35:00 · 1 Comments

Law on adoption by same sex couples and alterations to the legal and procedural frameworks in effect for abortions were signed into effect by President Aníbal Cavaco Silva.

President signs same sex adoption into effect

 

The two draft bills had been vetoed and sent back to parliament by the president on January 25 with Cavaco Silva then issuing a message stating that same sex couples adopting had not been subject to a sufficiently broad public debate and that it still remained to be “proven” whether the proposed legal changes would “foster the wellbeing of children.”

 

However, the veto and its explanation were overturned by parliament on February 10th by a majority vote in favour and therefore leaving Cavaco Silva with no constitutional alternative other than signing them into effect within eight days.

 

At the end of the aforementioned vote, Parliamentary President Ferro Rodrigues said that the changes made to the abortion law had gone through with 119 votes in favour and 97 against whilst the same sex adoption bill had received 137 votes in favour, 73 against along with eight abstentions.

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I supported Same Sex Adoption but I don't supported Aboration. Its murdering and its wrong!
by azoreseuropa from USA on 22-02-2016 08:38:00

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