Australian Court Allows Gay Adoption

By Editors

Originally published on September 11 2010 1:45 PM ET

A judge in Victoria, Australia's second most populous state, has allowed a gay man to adopt a child, despite a state law prohibiting gay couples from adopting.

The unidentified man is in a relationship but adopted the child by himself to circumvent the law. The court ruling may be a first of its kind in Victoria.

The 11-year-old boy at the center of the case told the The Sunday Age, "I'm really glad that I'm adopted. They always play with me and they do
fun activities with me like going to the park and watching me play
footy. It's a really good thing.''

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