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Should gay couples be able to adopt?

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Photo / Janna Dixon, Herald on Sunday
Photo / Janna Dixon, Herald on Sunday

The acting head judge of the Family Court has called for gay and lesbian couples to be given rights to adopt children, just as a private member's bill on the issue goes into the ballot for Parliament's order paper today.

Paul von Dadelszen says New Zealand is lagging behind many other countries and should allow both homosexual couples and de facto heterosexual couples to adopt children.

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