Same-sex adoption legalised in Victoria

A bill giving Victorian same-sex couples the right to adopt has passed the Upper House.

Same-sex couples in Victoria have won the right to adopt children but religious organisations have also been given the right to refuse same-sex adoptions.

The government's same-sex adoption bill passed the upper house 31 to 8 on Thursday night with amendments allowing religious exemption.

The bill will now return to the lower house.

Source AAP

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