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The Northern Territory government has passed laws allowing same-sex couples to adopt children. The Adoption of Children Legislation Amendment (Equality) Bill 2017 passed on Tuesday with bipartisan support, making the NT the last Australian state or territory to allow same-sex couples to adopt. Previously, NT couples were required to be married for two years before …


Legislation allowing same-sex and unmarried couples to adopt children in the Northern Territory is on the way, it’s been reported. News Corp reported the territory’s Labor Government and the opposition Country Liberal Party will both support the adoption reform legislation. Under the territory’s current legislation, couples must be married for two years to be considered …