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Section 31 — Adoption by certain couples
Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3
Patrick Harvie (Green)
I do not think that any of us would disagree with the member's assertion that we should protect the great majority of children; however, we should also protect the minority. Her amendments do not prevent children from being brought up by same-sex parents, as has always been the case—there have always been same-sex parents—but they remove the legal protection of both parents when the child has been adopted. Why is that the right way in which to protect that minority?