Court hears challenge to gay and unmarried adoption law

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Gay and unmarried couples in Northern Ireland are being denied adoption rights without any consideration of their ability to provide a loving home, the High Court has heard.

A judge was told the current law is at odds with the rest of the UK.

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It was also claimed that the law was not in the best interests of children.

The NI Human Rights Commission has brought a legal challenge against the Stormont executive in a bid to force a legislative overhaul, BBC reports.