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.