Key signals gay adoption support

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.

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