Prime Minister John Key says he would give initial support to potential legislation to legalise adoption by gay couples.
Three private members bills which would enable same-sex adoption are either in the Parliamentary members’ ballot or are being drafted.
The National Party’s northern regional conference in Auckland at the weekend passed a remit during a closed session to support adoption by couples in a civil union.
Greens MP Kevin Hague and National MP Nikki Kaye have formed an unlikely alliance and are developing their own bill to overhaul adoption law.
-full report Stuff.co.nz
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