Uruguay Legalizes Gay Adoption

First Latin American nation to let same-sex couples adopt
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2009 1:48 AM CDT
Uruguay Legalizes Gay Adoption
A gay rights demonstration in Montevideo, Uruguay.   (©Libertinus)

Uruguay's senate has approved the first law in Latin America allowing gay and lesbian couples to adopt children, AFP reports. The bill, backed by leftist President Tabare Vazquez, passed despite fierce objections from the Catholic church and right-wing politicians. Uruguay, traditionally much more liberal than other countries in the region, legalized same-sex civil unions last year.
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