Czech activists demand adoption rights for registered partnerships

2,000 people signed and delivered a petition demanding that homosexuals living in registered partnerships be allowed to adopt children. The petition was delivered to Czech Human Rights Minister Michael Kocab.

Under current family law, only married couples can adopt children.

The registered partnership law for homosexuals was passed with the narrowest margin in March 2006. To make it through, the legislators inserted a clause banning adoptions by homosexuals.