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Austria: Reform needed after European Court adoption victory for lesbian couple

Headline Title:  Austria: Reform needed after European Court gay adoption victory 19 February 2013 A European Court of Human Rights ruling that Austria discriminated against a woman by refusing to consider her request to adopt her female partner’s biological child, must be followed by legal reform Amnesty International said. “This welcome decision must prompt the Austrian government to shake up its thinking and its laws,” said John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Director for Europe and Central Asia.  The Court ruled today that the couple in X and others v Austria had been…

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