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France approves first spousal adoption by a same-sex couple

Friday, October 18, 2013

PARIS — A lesbian couple in France has received approval for one wife’s two biological children to be adopted by her spouse, the first such authorized same-sex couple adoption in the country.

two-mommiesThe adoption comes less than five months after the French government passed legalization allowing same-sex marriage and same-sex couples’ adoption.

The couple — Caroline and Pascale A., identified only by their first names and surname initial by French magazine Le Monde — were married in June, and received approval for the adoption on Thursday by a Judge of the Family Court.

Both children are reportedly the result of artificial insemination by an unknown donor or donors, according to Le Monde.

The announcement was celebrated by the French LGBT advocacy group Association of Gay and Lesbian Parents and Future Parents, which said in a statement on its website, “That from now on, children may hear in school hallways, Two moms or two dads,’ it’s possible!”

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  1. oh my goodness

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:46pm
  2. Awesome

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:48pm
  3. Terrific!!!!!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:48pm
  4. Sweet…

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:51pm
  5. Germany did it a long time not the it is 2nd

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:56pm
  6. go forward, France!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:57pm
  7. Can’t say I’m not surprised but neither am I complaining.

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:17am
  8. Lovely <3

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:49am
  9. Beautiful [‘:

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:53am
  10. Interesting that it took so long, that surprises me; nonetheless…YAY!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:54am
  11. AWESOME!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:59am
  12. That’s great our kids refer to us as ‘the mums’

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:04am
  13. Wonderful!! America??

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:08am
  14. Go France!!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:10am
  15. Regardless of gender(s) people who really want children make the best parents.

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:18am
  16. YAY <3

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:28am
  17. I wonder if Putin will get his tits tied in a French knot.

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:43am
  18. Go France!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:51am
  19. I love my two Mommies too.

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:55am
  20. All you pro gay people, I am one that doesn’t have a problem with you being gay, I have a problem the action involved in being gay. It is a sick disgusting action. It is the same as being a kleptomaniac, or a serial killer. I have no problem with the person, just their actions. That is the problem with all the debate. It should be geared toward the sick actions gays partake in. No one ever says your wrong for thinking your a serial killer, but they do have a problem with it when you act on those sick thoughts. Same with gays and the perverse actions they commit. It is just gross on the worst level, and unhuman, just like other actions people commit. It would be different if say 90% of the population agreed, but there are only 4% of the american population that is gay. That tells you something right there, that not everyone is doing it you sick addicts!!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 3:07am
  21. Vive la France!!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 4:09am
  22. Way to go !!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 5:22am
  23. Took long enough ! Buy hey YAY !!!!!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 5:56am
  24. Felicitations!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 6:24am
  25. that’s progress

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 8:41am
  26. Fun tanstic……………………………………………..:) in Italy we need to scomunicate the pope.

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 9:48am
  27. oh I see…your dad got remarried….right?…:)

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:22pm
  28. I may be wrong here but… One of my 5th graders was about to say how wrong it is to have a gay aunt and I kindly let her know how I stand on the issue. Families come in all shapes and sizes and should be accepted and celebrated.

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:30pm
  29. Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:40pm
  30. My two God-Children were raised in a same sex household, and I could not be prouder of them and their success. One with a “Doctor of Molecular Medicine, and one with a Masters, so tell me about a Two Mommy Household!!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 3:03pm
  31. Rock on!!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 4:52pm
  32. Great

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 6:31pm
  33. GOOD

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 6:57pm
  34. i love you country

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 7:56pm
  35. Gosh about time. It’s human rights. And well this should stop even being the freaking government’s business!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 9:05pm
  36. I know this might not be the right place but if any of you can help that would be great. I’m in need of a support group I have been with a women for the last 7 years and now im having some problems with my son. if any of you know of any please leave me a message. Thanks for your time

    Posted on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 1:06am
  37. Getting there world wide. Yeah!

    Posted on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 4:25am
  38. By gosh, somebody was thinkiing!

    Posted on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 9:58am