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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:50 PM

Puerto Rico (Supreme Court) denies gays right to adopt children

Source: Associated Press

Puerto Rico's Supreme Court narrowly voted Wednesday to uphold a law banning gay couples from adopting children.

The 5-4 vote came in the case of an unidentified woman who has sought for the last eight years to adopt a 12-year-old girl who her partner of more than 20 years had through in vitro fertilization. It was the first time that the court heard a case on same-sex adoptions.

A majority of judges upheld the constitutionality of a law that states a person cannot adopt a single-parent child if the would-be adopter is of the same sex as the child's mother or father without that parent losing their legal rights.

... Human rights activists criticized Wednesday's court ruling. Among the critics was Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin, who tweeted his displeasure: "How sad. I see this as turning your back on childhood. So many orphans wanting the warmth of 1home."

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Newsjock Feb 2013 OP
geek tragedy Feb 2013 #1
dbackjon Feb 2013 #8
geek tragedy Feb 2013 #12
nolabear Feb 2013 #2
geek tragedy Feb 2013 #3
dbackjon Feb 2013 #9
William769 Feb 2013 #6
DonCoquixote Feb 2013 #4
geek tragedy Feb 2013 #7
DonCoquixote Feb 2013 #5
Lurks Often Feb 2013 #11
blkmusclmachine Feb 2013 #10

Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:51 PM

1. Ugh. Hold off on the statehood talk until they join the 20th century, let alone

the 21st.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:29 PM

8. Can we kick out the other states that have the same laws

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Response to dbackjon (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:35 PM

12. I'm favorably inclined. nt

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:56 PM

2. No statehood for you! Thanks for playing.

We need no more fools; they're leaking out the rafters already. And frankly at this point I'm not above doing a little arm twisting.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:01 PM

3. People assume because they're Latinos that Puerto Ricans would be Democrats.

Apparently not.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:30 PM

9. Sadly, there are still some of Democrats that would agree with these

PR has had some conservative Governors, so their SC could be as screwed up as the SCOTUS

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Response to nolabear (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:07 PM

6. Those are my feelings also.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:01 PM

4. Shame on you Borinquen

We should be thinking less like the Yanquis and more like the rest of Latin America, the civilized part of the Americas.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:22 PM

7. The US is better than most of Latin America on same-sex couples adoption rights.

Same sex couples can adopt in Indiana, but they can't in Honduras, Chile, Paraguay, Venezuela etc.

Latin American countries tend to be better than the US on economic issues, but really shitty on abortion and GLBT rights.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:02 PM

5. And we can smell the devil in this

aka The catholic church. Do not assume these fools speak for all Boricuas, certain;ly not this one.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:01 PM

11. And we have a winner!!

Puerto Rico may be mostly Democratic, but it is also heavily Catholic as well and sometimes the Catholic part outweighs the Democratic part.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:46 PM

10. The next Deep South state

?

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