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President Anibal Cavaco Silva
Parliament of Portugal takes an important step towards marriage equality

in PORTUGAL, 10/01/2010

Friday 8th January 2010, the Parliament of Portugal passed a bill to remove marriage discrimination. Sadly, at the same time it rejected the proposal to allow entitlement of adoption by same-sex couples. The bill still needs ratification by the President Anibal Cavaco Silva. The ratification would make Portugal the sixth country in Europe to allow marriages of same-sex partners after the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Norway and Sweden.

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