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 â€œto 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 25â€.
To prevent same-sex married couple from adopting, the â€˜Greensâ€™ suggest the law be changed to â€œboth 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 25â€.
Other political parties have yet to take a stand on the matter.