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Victorian Premier says gay adoption a possibility

LAST UPDATED // Monday, 26 May 2014 14:09 Written by // Cec Busby

Just days after Victorian state Labor endorsed a platform to support same-sex couples adopting, if they were to come into power at the next election,  Premier Denis Napthine has added his voice to the debate, saying he is not opposed to gay adoption.

Napthine said he has no objections to same-sex couples adopting children in Victoria, but is waiting to hear about the  ''proper science'' before deciding to make any changes to legislation.

Napthine told The Age he was not philosophically opposed to the idea.
“The modern family today is quite different to the nuclear family of the 1950s'', he said.

Napthine said the government plans to examine research conducted on the subject of same-sex adoption by Liberal MP  Clem Newton Brown in the next few months.

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Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and GayNewsNetwork.com.au.

Comments (1)

  • David

    27 May 2014 at 06:32 |
    Given Napthine's Attorney General, Robert Clark, told parliament, homosexuality is a sick disease, and a destructive lifestyle, I would not hold my breath for an end to the discrimination based on sexuality by the Liberal Party in Victoria. The evidence is already out, in the church groups such as Anglicare, that want us to foster damaged children, and the countles welfare workers who work with youth at risk, along wtih the studies that demonstrate no difference in our parenting, and of course, those many of us who are already have children.

    I was brought up in a government home, my sisters were in church institutions. They were raped by priests, I had medical experiements from the Universtity of Melbourne, and CSL. Any child I grew up with, would not care about the sexuality of a parent, just the the love and safety of a good home.

    It is child abuse to exclude children from adoption, because of an outdated view of sexuality.

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