Supreme court OKs stepchild adoption (2)

Cassation upholds decision by Rome appeal court

(ANSA) - Rome, June 22 - The supreme Court of Cassation on Wednesday upheld a lower court's decision to approve a request for a lesbian to adopt her partner's daughter. Prosecutors had appealed against the decision by the Rome court of appeal. Decisions by the supreme court set a precedent.
    Stepchild adoptions for gay couples is a contentious issue in Italy.
    A provision for stepchild adoptions was removed from a recent law regulation civil unions, including same-sex ones, after objections from conservative and Catholic lawmakers.
   

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