Conservative Portugal has made a bold statement when it comes to gay and lesbian rights when their parliament overturned a presidential veto on a gay adoption bill. The gay adoption bill was passed on February 10 (for a second time) with 137 votes in favor in the 230-seat parliament, overturning President Anibal Cavaco Silva’s veto of the bill. Now, she has just eight days to sign the bill into law.
This week’s vote was the second time the parliament passed the legislation, which would extend adoption rights to gay and lesbian couples, but it’s stopped at the desk of conservative President Cavaco Silva.
So why hasn’t he signed it into law? Because he has “the child’s best interest…” [Reuters]