Homosexuals Are Not Included in The Bill 551

Friday, June 07 2013 @ 03:55 PM UTC

Contributed by: Anonymous

The Bill 551, on adoption, which was approved yesterday during third reading by the National Assembly, excludes couples of the same sex for the eligibility of adopting children, as confirmed by Gloria Lozano de Diaz, director of the National Secretariat of Children, Youth and Family.

She sustained this measure by pointing out that just as marriage between people of the same sex is illegal, their good practice guidelines bans them from adopting children as well.

The deputy Marilyn Vallarino, advocate of the proposal, said the Act 61 of 2008, which currently governs the topic on adoptions, is very tedious and involves a long process. (Critica)

Editor's Comment: I would like to see this Bill, particularly to learn how it handles adoption of Panamanian children by foreigners.

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