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Panama gets targeted by Human Rights Watch deploring exclusion of same sex-couples rights

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government of Panama passed bill number 120 which aims to protect children and minors from being separated from their biological family. The bill allows for children to be adopted by both single parents and married couples.

However, same-sex marriages are not yet legal in the Central American country. Additionally, sections of the bill define married couples, who are eligible to adopt children, as those who are composed of “different sex” partners.

The bill, which passed the National Assembly, now goes to Panama’s president Laurentino Cortizo to be signed into law. Cortizo does still . . .

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