by Rex Wockner
International News Briefs
The Romanian GLBT group ACCEPT and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission expressed opposition April 22 to a proposed amendment to Romania’s civil code that would prohibit same-sex couples from adopting children.
In a letter to the government and Parliament’s civil-code commission, the groups set forth legal and other arguments against the plan.
“The amendment is discriminatory in light of domestic and international law and runs counter to the interests of the children and to the findings of social research,” the organizations said. “The European Court of Human Rights found that sexual-orientation discrimination regarding the adoption of children is prohibited by the European Convention.”