Adoption by Lesbian and Gay Couples: Worldwide?

According to a 2006 report, LGBT World Legal Wrap Up Survey, compiled by Daniel Ottosson, ILGA (copyright 2006 ILGA, International Lesbian and Gay Association), “Countries which allow same-sex couples to jointly adopt children; Andorra, Iceland, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and some parts of Australia, Canada and United States.

Denmark, Germany, Israel, Norway and some parts of Australia, Canada and United States allow same-sex couples to adopt each other’s children, so called step-child adoption.”

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Although, there are likely more countries than this 2006 observation, that means then, that the country in which I am currently residing, Switzerland, does not find it permissible for same-sex couples to adopt children. They, couples, may remain in civil union, but if they so desire, the family picture is not complete.  And, is this not an insidious form of discrimination: to leave a couple intact so long as they don’t really look like or act like a heterosexual family?

May we please introduce documentation to show the viability of same-sex parenting, and, may we please stop inferring that it is all right for same-sex couples to have one another, but not apparently, to influence the beliefs, presumably, of small children who will undoubtedly decide for themselves as to sexual preference.  Is there a point I am missing? Or, are we in the Stone(Wall) Age here?

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