SBS – Gay adoption to be legal in every Australian state

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Oliver Jacques

21 November 2016

A UK couple’s torrid battle with the South Australian government sees the state poised to become the last in Australia to legalise same-sex adoption

While gay couples in Australia remain unable to marry, state governments have been steadily granting them the right to adopt children.

In November, the Queensland and South Australian parliaments both voted in favour of lifting state bans on same sex adoption. The South Australian reform is now being considered by their upper house. If passed, gay adoption will be legal in every Australian jurisdiction except the Northern Territory.

The debate in South Australia has been acrimonious. Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith slammed reforms

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