PUERTO RICO: Territorial Supreme Court To Uphold Ban On Gay Adoptions

Andres Duque provides a translation at Blabbeando:

Puerto Rico’s El Vocero is reporting that the island’s Supreme Tribunal will be backing an adoption ban for same-sex couples in a 5-4 decision to be announced later today. El Vocero says that the ruling comes after a Puerto Rican woman sought to adopt her lesbian partner’s daughter. A current law “bans the adoption of a minor if the biological mother doesn’t give up her rights unless the couple consists of a man and a woman”, according to the paper. The women had argued that Article 138 of the Civil Code was unconstitutional because it banned adoptions by same-sex couples.

Duque notes that Puerto Rico native Ricky Martin has tweeted his disappointment.

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