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São Bento Palace in Lisbon is the seat of Portuguese Legislature.

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

Friday, January 17, 2014
LISBON, Portugal -- Portugal's limited adoption rights for same-sex couples are in doubt after Parliament voted for a referendum on the divisive issue. [ Read more → ]

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. [ Read more → ]

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 traditionally been one of Europe's... [ Read more → ]
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Portugal expected to pass gay marriage legislation

Thursday, December 17, 2009
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 parties who are supportive of... [ Read more → ]
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