NI homosexual adoption case put on hold until New Year

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A controversial attempt to allow homosexual couples in Northern Ireland to adopt children has been adjourned by the High Court until March.

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission argues the current law, which only permits married couples to jointly adopt children, is discriminatory and contrary to human rights.

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But when legalising homosexual adoption in the Province was consulted on in 2006, over 90 per cent of people opposed the idea, christian.org.uk reports.

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