Finland allows gay adoptions

The Finnish parliament last week voted to allow gay couples in registered partnerships to adopt their partners’ biological children.

The bill passed by a 108-29 vote. One parliamentarian abstained and 61 were absent.

The new law allows children to be eligible for alimony, and to inherit the estate of non-biological parents. In the case of separation, the non-biological parent now also qualifies for visitation rights.

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