Friday, January 25, 2008

European Union Court Forcing Homosexual Adoption Into French Law; Other Countries to Follow

The Daily Mail (U.K.) reports -- The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that France had acted illegally by preventing a lesbian woman from adopting a child and ordered the state to pay her £7,000 in damages The majority ruling, by 10 votes to seven, could have an impact on gay adoption laws throughout Europe

"The consequences of this decision are important," her lawyer, Caroline Mecary said in a statement. "Henceforth, France will no longer be able to refuse approval to an unmarried person on the grounds of their homosexuality. The same thing will be true for other member countries of the Council of Europe which allow adoption by unmarried people."