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Poland to stop letting LGBTQ+ couples adopt as single people

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Poland is set to close a legal loophole which allowed same-sex couples to adopt children as single people, as reported by Reuters, meaning there will be a total ban on LGBTQ+ adoption.

Currently, Polish authorities only allow opposite-sex couples or single people to adopt, however, single people will be prevented from doing so if they are in a same-sex relationship.

Michal WojcikDeputy justice minister, Michal Wojcik, announced the new law, saying: “We are preparing a change where…people living in cohabitation with a person of the same sex could not adopt a child, so a homosexual couple will not be able to adopt a child.” He insisted the regulations were “about a child’s safety” and “wellbeing.” The law was proposed hours before the EU rule.

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