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Top Italian court rules same-sex couples can have custody of children

Catholic World News - January 14, 2013

Italy’s supreme Court of Cassation has ruled that a homosexual couples should not be denied custody of children.

In a case brought by a father who was trying to regain custody of a child being reared by the mother and her lesbian partner, the court said that there is no “scientific certainty or experience-based data” to show that children raised by same-sex couples suffer ill consequences.

Writing in L’Osservatore Romano, ethicist Adriano Pessina said that while some children of same-sex couples appear to thrive, the situation is still undesirable, and “no one would argue that you should create these situations just because in some cases they don’t create damage.” Archbishop Vincenzio Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, said that the healthiest situation for a child is “with a father and mother.”

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