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Poll: Should same-sex couples be allowed to adopt?

The government has said this week that it has no plans to allow same-sex couples to adopt but what do you think?
Feb 10th 2012, 11:14 AM 8,861 203

THE GOVERNMENT HAS said that there are no plans to allow same-sex couples to adopt children in Ireland.

As it stands at the moment only individuals or married couples can adopt a child in Ireland. LGBT campaigners have described the situation as “transparently discriminatory” as same-sex marriage is not permitted in Ireland.

A Red C poll for the Sunday Times last year found that three in five people believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt. However opponents argue that the traditional definition of marriage is the best way to bring up a child and that the current rules should remain in force.

So we’re asking what your view is. You can say what you think in the comments section below.

Should same-sex couples in Ireland be allowed to adopt children?

Poll Results:

Yes (2751)
No (920)
I don't know (189)

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