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Adoption Anniversary

Monday 14 September 2015

Last week in Parliament I also spoke on the five year anniversary of Clover Moore’s same sex adoption legislation, which allowed children to have both same-sex couple parents recognised legally when adopting instead of only one. I read a message from constituent Gabi, who said:

“Until the law was changed I would have had to choose either one or the other of my parents to adopt me as the law did not allow same sex couples to adopt as a couple. I did not feel I could make that choice. They were BOTH my parents. The day I was officially adopted felt like the best day of my life. Thank you to all those who made it possible.” 


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