Same-sex couples in South Australia can legally adopt children from Friday.
Finally changes to adoption legislation come into effect as of today and same-sex couples can now apply to adopt a child together in SA.
Child Development Minister Susan Close will meet with same-sex couples and their families at Parliament House this afternoon to mark the shift, reports 9 news.
A bill containing the changes was among a number to pass SA parliament late last year aimed at ending discrimination against the LGBTIQ community.
Greens MLC Tammy Franks, who introduced a subsequent amendment to require any services that refused treatment to be placed on a public list, said the debate was not easy but overwhelmingly the house supported equality, reports ABC news.
“It’s great to see four bills around equality for LGBTIQ South Australians passed through the Upper House, having already passed the Lower House. We now know they will become law,” Ms Franks said.
Great news. Let’s hope other states follow their lead very soon!
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