Baja California Sur approves homo-parental adoption

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The initiative reformed several articles of the state Civil Code and considers that, from its entry into force, the Civil Registry will have 60 days to make the pertinent adjustments

The Congress of Baja California Sur approved this Tuesday by majority vote the homoparental adoption, with which the state legislation was harmonized with the national framework.

The proposal was presented by the coordinator of the Parliamentary Fraction of the Labor Party (PT), Luis Armando Díaz on May 31 of this year, and was based on a comparative law study, as well as the criteria of the Supreme Court of Justice. of the Nation (SCJN).

The Court recognizes that the sexual orientation of a person or couple who intends to adopt cannot be considered as an element that is contrary to the best interest of the child, therefore it is considered legally appropriate to adapt the figure of adoption to the progressive standards that framed in the Constitution, to make the civil exercise of adoption more flexible, without this being considered a violation of the rights of minors subject to these procedures.

The initiative reformed several articles of the state Civil Code and considers that, from its entry into force, the Civil Registry will have 60 days to make the pertinent adjustments, and must carry out training courses for its staff.


In addition, it indicates that interested persons must apply for adoption by accrediting a previous psychological study.

In the legislative debate, deputy Rigoberto Mares (PAN) expressed that the opinion does not focus on the rights of children, but only on the right to family life of same-sex couples, since nowhere are arguments with hard and scientific data that support how this reform will improve their right, nor was it opened to consultation with experts, but the public was not consulted either.

Source: Vanguardia

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