It has finally come to pass that in NSW same sex couples now have what parts of the media refer to as a right to adopt a child. Whilst I don’t think anybody should have a “right” to adopt children I think it is long over due that same sex couples should be permitted to adopt and should be considered on their individual merit. Obviously the welfare of the child must continue to remain the determining factor.
The legislation was passed after MPs were allowed a conscience vote on the issue. With the new federal government promising a conscience vote on same sex marriage it seems possible that sexuality may soon cease to be a point of significant discrimination within the law. At least for those living in NSW.