Portugal moves to recognize same-sex marriage
January 08, 2010
The Portuguese parliament has approved a bill to recognize same-sex unions as legal marriages. Prime Minister José Socrates introduced the motion, which would take the force of law in April of this law. Parliament turned down proposals for a national referendum on the subject, and for allowing registration of civil unions without defining them as marriages. However, the legislation does not allow same-sex couples to adopt children.
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