Czech Court Recognises Gay Adoption

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A Czech court has made a landmark ruling in favour of same-sex adoption.

The ruling was made  in a case involving 10-year-old twins adopted by a Czech-French couple.

The Czech man and his French husband adopted the boys as new-born babies in San Francisco, where they live.
However, the children spend their holidays with their grandmother in the Czech Republic, where their fathers previously had no rights over them.

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Their Czech father told the Mladá fronta Dnes newspaper that the ruling meant his children would be granted Czech citizenship, which would make traveling to Europe a lot easier.

The landmark decision was allowed by a change in the law, whereby Czech courts may recognize foreign rulings on adoption, and sets a precedent for other gay couples in the Czech Republic.

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