Civil contract
Posted by daen on Fri, 02/13/2004 - 7:46am.
Let's say that a civil contract for life partnership is in place. Let's further assume that all marriages registered to date are on this same footing automatically. It would then make sense to me that anyone who has registered such a contract should have the same rights and responsibilities, including adoption. If I understand correctly, a married couple has the right to apply for adoption, but has to go through home study and whatnot to establish that they can provide a stable environment for the child. Let that apply to anyone wanting to adopt. And if one partner wants to adopt and the other doesn't... wouldn't that, at least in the eyes of the courts, severely handicap a married couple wanting to adopt?

In summary: legal footing - equal. Personal suitability - determined on a nonprejudicial case-by-case basis.
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