No adoption rights for gay couples, Puerto Rico court rules

02/22/2013 | ABC News

The Puerto Rico Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling this week, upheld a law banning adoptions by same-sex couples, telling a plaintiff she should seek to change the law legislatively if she wishes to adopt a 12-year-old girl who her longtime partner gave birth to. "The state ... has not criminalized their sentimental relationship, but it does not have a constitutional obligation to award this relationship the same rights that other relationships have when it comes to adoption procedures," the court said.

View Full Article in:

ABC News

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Government & Nonprofit

Job Title Company Location
Quality Engineer
Kaman Composites Vermont
Bennington, VT
Systems Controls Engineering - Multiple positions
United Technologies
East Hartford, CT
Online Production Manager & Web Developer
GLAAD
New York, NY
CNC PROGRAMMER (CATIA)
ASHLEY MACHINE AND TOOL
WEST WYOMING, PA
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
ASHLEY MACHINE AND TOOL
WEST WYOMING, PA