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Same-sex defacto couples secure the right to adopt from GayNZ.com, 12/21/2015

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

img-icon-newsIn a groundbreaking adoption case, an Auckland judge has granted all same-sex couples, whether de facto or married, eligibility to be granted joint adoption orders.

Judge IA McHardy has ruled that failure to grant joint adoption to a same-sex de facto couple would be in breach of the Bill of Rights Act, granting all couples, same-sex or heterosexual, the right to apply for joint adoption.

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