Italian court upholds landmark same-sex adoption decision

Women hold hands at the annual LGBT Pride Parade in Milan, Italy on June 27, 2015An Italian appeals court has upheld the right of a woman to adopt her wife’s biological child, a rights group said Wednesday, in a landmark case for the Catholic country as it weighs civil unions for same-sex couples. The decision represented “the recognition of our children’s right first and foremost to have the two mothers or two fathers who raised them acknowledged by the law,” said Marinella Grassadonia, president of Famiglie arcobaleno (Rainbow families), which campaigns for gay adoption in Italy. The two mothers in the case were married abroad and have lived in Rome since 2003.

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