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Luxembourg: Gay-marriage bill ready for parliamentary vote

Bill would allow gay couples to adopt

A bill that would allow gay couples to marry and adopt has made it out of the legal affairs committee of the Luxembourg parliament and is ready to be voted on, Luxemburger Wort reports.

According to the report, the bill, which was introduced in the Chamber of Deputies about two years ago, has undergone several modifications and now includes a provision that allows gay couples to seek both open and closed adoptions. An earlier version of the measure permitted same-sex couples only the option of open adoptions, whereby birth parents still have access to information about their children, but that constraint was rejected as discriminatory.

A vote on the measure is expected to take place before summer.