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Puerto Rico Denies Gay Couples Right To Adopt Children

Associated Press
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February 20, 2013
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Puerto Rico's Supreme Court has narrowly voted to uphold a law banning gay couples from adopting children. Wednesday's 5-4 vote comes in the case of an unidentified woman who sought to adopt a child that her partner had through in vitro fertilization. A majority of judges upheld the constitutionality of a law specifying that a family is comprised of a mother and father, saying that is best for a child's dignity and well-being. Chief Justice Federico Hernandez Denton dissented. He also said that the plaintiff's attorneys proved the adoption would benefit the child.