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Portuguese Politicos Differ On Gay Rights

Portuguese politicians will soon sit down to discuss the ins-and-outs of gay marriage. And though more progressive parties are actively supporting rewriting the nation’s laws to allow same-sex nuptials, they have divergent views on just how many rights gays should be granted.

Both the Left Party and the Green Party agree that the current hetero-centric marriage law’s wording violates the constitution, hoping to change the definition to “a solemnly formalized meeting of wills between two people who intend to build a family in full communion of life.”

The Green Party’s willing to allow gay people to “build a family,” but, for some reason, draws the line at adoption…

Adoption laws state that “to adopt, both parties must be married for more than four continuous years and have not legally separated, as long as both are over the age of 25”.

To prevent same-sex married couple from adopting, the ‘Greens’ suggest the law be changed to “both parties must be married for more than four continuous years and have not legally separated, as long as the man and the woman are over the age of 25”.

Other political parties have yet to take a stand on the matter.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Sep 22, 2008
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    • Chris

      No opinion here, I just wanna hear the stuff in quotews spoken in Portugese. It’s by far the sexiest language on earth

      Sep 22, 2008 at 1:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris


      Sep 22, 2008 at 1:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallskin

      All I want to say is: How interesting to note that they use the english word “Queer”.

      Europe has no problem using english terminology for gay equality – terms like “coming out” etc.

      Nor does China, which is using the term “Brokebacks” to describe gays. (I am not sure about japan)

      So, why the pitiful self-loathing and self-hatred expressed by gays living in muslim countries, with that awful religion they just can’t seem to let go of. – Witness that recent gay muslim film which just drips with self hatred “A Jihad for Love”.

      Sep 22, 2008 at 2:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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      Заранее благодарю)

      Oct 7, 2008 at 1:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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