Northern Ireland to challenge ruling granting gay adoption

The Northern Ireland Health Minister is going to the highest British court to stop gay couples from being allowed to adopt.

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Edwin Poots is appealing the ruling of the Court of Appeal in Belfast which said gay and lesbian couples had the same adoption rights as others.

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Previously a gay or lesbian person was allowed to adopt a child if they were single but were barred from doing so if they were in a civil partnership.

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