Colombia's highest court legalizes adoption by gay couples

November 5, 2015 1:25 AM

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Colombia's constitutional court lifted a restriction on adoptions by gay couples on Wednesday, overturning a previous ruling that banned same-sex partners from adopting unless one of the pair was a biological parent of the child.

In a 6-2 decision, the court said that excluding homosexual couples as possible adoptive parents "limits children's right to a family."

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