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Married Danish Homosexuals Can Now Adopt Their Partner's Children

Denmark has passed a law allowing married homosexuals to adopt their partners' children.

Ten years ago, Denmark became the first country to allow civil marriages of same-sex couples, granting them all the legal rights of heterosexual couples except the right to adopt children or to conceive them through artificial insemination.

Under the new law passed Thursday, adoption from outside the marriage remains forbidden.

By: Copenhagen, Denmark (Associated Press). This article appeared in The Daily World Sunday, May 23, 1999. Page B - 7