Family Issues

Puerto Rico Upholds Gay Adoption Ban

No home for you, kid

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — 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.

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