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Portugal Lawmakers Overturn Veto on Gay Rights, Abortion Law

Same-sex couples will soon be able to adopt children in Portugal after lawmakers voted to overturn a presidential veto, with parliament also removing some abortion restrictions Wednesday. Left-of-center parties in the Portuguese parliament used their majority to ensure that gay couples obtain the same adoption rights as heterosexuals. Parliament initially approved the change in November, but President Anibal Cavaco Silva blocked it last month. The head of state argued the legislation...

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