Joint adoption by same-sex couples is legal in twenty-seven countries as well as several subnational jurisdictions and dependent territories. Furthermore, some form of step-child adoption is legal for same-sex couples in five countries. Given that constitutions and statutes usually do not address the adoption rights of LGBT persons, judicial decisions often determine whether they can serve as parents either individually or as couples. However, scientific research consistently shows that gay and lesbian parents are as fit and capable as heterosexual parents, and their children are as psychologically healthy and well-adjusted as those reared by heterosexual parents.
Mexico’s Supreme Court backs adoptions by gay couples
Arguments for and against gay adoption - Debating Europe
Civilized societies do not discriminate on grounds of race, creed, gender or sexuality, yet the denial of equal rights to gay couples is clear discrimination. Gay and heterosexual couples deserve the same legal rights to adopt. Anything less is pure inequality based on homophobia. That is absurd. That means that the EU should only have a role on issues that cannot be more effectively carried out at a national or local level.
But social disapproval in the traditionally Catholic country remains strong until recent years. Open to all, they provide many tax breaks granted to married couples in joint tax returns. The PACS is a contract certified by a court clerk, without a civil wedding ceremony, and can be terminated in writing to the court.
Mexico continues to make progress on equal rights for homosexuals. The nine-to-one vote in favor paves the way for Mexico to enshrine this right at the federal level. From now on, any appeal on the grounds of unconstitutionality regarding the issue will be met with this official recognition of the legal right to adopt.