India’s Parliament to Consider Banning Adoption by Same-Sex Couples
August 12, 2014 by HRC staff
After India’s federal cabinet voted to prohibit same-sex couples from adopting, Parliament will determine whether or not to ratify this discriminatory law.
The cabinet made its decision Wednesday during its discussion to amend the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act. The Indian government has already restricted same-sex couples from adopting by requiring letters of recommendation and imposing an age requirement.
The proposed law comes a year after India’s Super Court recriminalized same-sex activity, despite decriminalizing it in 2009.
It is unclear if this law will apply to LGBT parents who are single. Many LGBT Indians adopt as single parents because the country does not recognize same-sex relationships, according to Gay Asia News.
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