If Portugal Will Let Gays Get Married, Why Won’t It Let Them Adopt Kids?

Before you start fist-bumping the air over the expected news that Portugal’s lawmakers have voted to grant marriage rights to gays (a promise that Prime Minister José Sócrates, pictured, and the Socialist party promised to carry out if re-elected), it’s worth noting those same lawmakers refused to grant adoption rights to those same gay couples. So, uh, YEA!, but also, WTF?

(The marriage bill, approved along party lines, must still be voted on a second time before it heads to Sócrates.)