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Portugal approves law to protect transgender rights and intersex infants

Portugal approves law to protect transgender rights and intersex infants

Transgender people in Portugal will no longer need to be diagnosed as mentally ill to change their gender legally, after parliament approved a law last Friday that also bans unnecessary surgery on intersex infants. Several European nations require transgender people to undergo medical procedures, such as surgery and sterilisation, be diagnosed with a mental disorder, […]

Portugal to Vote on LGBT Adoption Rights

Portugal to Vote on LGBT Adoption Rights

Portugal’s LGBT community is facing an unexpected rights campaign on their hands, as their parliament has approved  holding a referendum, asking citizens whether or not to annul adoption rights for same-sex couples. The motion to hold a referendum was approved with a slight government majority on last Monday, January 17. It has not yet been […]

Portugal Passes Laws On Same-Sex Adoption

Today, Portugal has passed a law that will allow same-sex married couples to adopt their partner’s child, whether that child is adopted or biological, but they have stopped short of allowing a same-sex couple to adopt as a married couple like a heterosexual couple.