The changes to the Adoption Act Qld Adoption Act now allow same-sex couples to submit an expression of interest to adopt. The adoption services administer adoption legislation and provide statutory services to:. The adoption process in Queensland for same-sex couples is the same as it is for any other person who wishes to apply for adoption. Adoption Services keep a formal register of people who have completed and lodged an expression of interest and meet the relevant eligibility requirements under the Adoption Act.
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT rights in Canada are some of the most prominent in the Americas and in the world. Same-sex sexual activity was made lawful in Canada on June 27, , when the Criminal Law Amendment Act also known as Bill C was brought into force upon royal assent. Canada was referred to as the most gay-friendly country in the world, when it was ranked first in the Gay Travel Index chart in , and among the five safest in Forbes magazine in Transgender people and cross-dressing practices have been recorded and documented in Canada for centuries. Different indigenous groups have had their own traditions and terms to refer to transgender people, gender variance or sexual identity. These First Nations had perceptions towards gender and sexuality which differed significantly to that of the Western world. Many transgender people in these traditional roles were in positions of reverence, where they acted as caretakers of children who had lost their families, spiritual healers and warriors in battle.
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By Oscar Lopez. The cases reflect a growing tension in the United States between civil rights advocates opposing discrimination and religious groups seeking the right to operate according to their spiritual beliefs. A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services, which funded the refugee foster care program through a grant to the U. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said the Department did not comment on pending litigation. During its next term starting in October, the U.
As part of a planned overhaul of the state's adoption laws, which were last reviewed under a Labor government in , the Palaszczuk Labor government will introduce legislation this month which will allow singles, same-sex couples and couples undergoing IVF the right to adopt children. Shannon Fentiman announcing to media that adoption by same-sex couples, singles will be legalised in Queensland on August 6, in Brisbane, Australia. Credit: Glenn Hunt.