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Portugal allows same-sex adoption, artificial insemination

Saturday, November 21, 2015
São Bento Palace in Lisbon is the seat of Portuguese Legislature.
Left-of-center parties used their outright parliamentary majority to ensure the bills passed Friday. ...

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As a social experiment, two gay men held hands in the streets of Portugal

Monday, August 10, 2015
A social experiment yields positive results in Lisbon.
This time, the response was overwhelmingly positive. ...

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Portugal defeats draft law to allow same‑sex couple adoptions

Sunday, January 25, 2015
Portugal's parliament has rejected draft laws to allow same-sex couples to adopt children, despite a strong vote in favor by the left-wing Socialists which left the margin smaller than ever. ...

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Season of Pride: LGBT people, allies celebrate Pride around the world

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Participants celebrate LGBT Pride in London on Saturday, June 28, 2014.
For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies, June is a month of pride and celebration. Around the globe, LGBT Pride Month has been marked with parades and marches, festivals and dances, and in some cases, protests and ...

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Portugal’s adoption rights for same-sex couples placed in doubt

Friday, January 17, 2014
São Bento Palace in Lisbon is the seat of Portuguese Legislature.
LISBON, Portugal -- Portugal's limited adoption rights for same-sex couples are in doubt after Parliament voted for a referendum on the divisive issue. ...

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Portugal allows limited adoption rights for same-sex gay couples

Friday, May 17, 2013
LISBON, Portugal -- Portugal's Parliament has passed a law allowing same-sex married couples to adopt their partners' children, but lawmakers rejected legislation granting gay couples the same adoption rights as heterosexuals. ...

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Portugal parliament votes in favor of gay marriage, rejects gay adoption

Friday, January 8, 2010
Portugal’s parliament Friday approved plans to legalize gay marriage, less than three decades after revoking the country’s ban on homosexuality, but rejected proposals to allow same sex couples to adopt. The bill passed with limited public controversy in what has ...

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Portugal expected to pass gay marriage legislation

Thursday, December 17, 2009
Portugal flag
Portugal is poised to become the sixth European country to allow gay marriage, reports the Associated Press. It is expected to be voted on by lawmakers in January, and observers believe the law is almost certain to pass, as left-wing ...

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