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(Oct 20, 2008) On October 10, 2008, the Portuguese Parliament rejected two proposed laws that were presented by two minority parties (Bloco Esquerdista e Verde) that would have amended the Portuguese Civil Code to allow persons of the same sex to marry and to adopt children. According to the Portuguese Prime-Minister, José Sócrates, marriage between persons of the same sex is an issue that should first be discussed by the society. However, the right wing part of the government feels that society is not ready for this discussion. (Portugal Rejeita Lei que Previa Casamento entre Homosexuais, RFI, Oct. 10, 2008, available at http://www.rfi.fr/actubr/articles/106/article_13085.asp.)
|Author:||Eduardo Soares More by this author|
|Topic:||Family More on this topic|
|Jurisdiction:||Portugal More about this jurisdiction|
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Last updated: 10/20/2008