ABC - Same-sex adoption laws pass in NT after personal debate on Parliament floor

In the remote community of Hermannsburg, about 130 kilometres west of Alice Springs, married couple Kara and Bronwyn Blair-Stuart are celebrating.

The Northern Territory Parliament, overlooking the Arafura Sea in Darwin, might be a long way from the Red Centre, but a change in law has given give this married bush couple more choice.

Last week both sides of Parliament agreed to axe an old adoption law that only allowed married heterosexual couples, or those in a traditional Aboriginal marriage, the right to adopt children.

And with the stroke of a pen, adoption was legally available for same-sex and de facto couples in all jurisdictions of Australia.
Now they've caught up, that is all of Oz!

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