Historical persecution[ edit ] As with other former British colonies, Queensland originally derived its criminal law from the United Kingdom. This included the prohibition of " buggery " and "gross indecency" between males. At the time the maximum penalty for "sodomy" was seven years in jail. The inquiry subsequently investigated the entire system of government. One of its recommendations was that a newly established Criminal Justice Commission review the laws governing voluntary sexual behaviour, including homosexual activity.
Same-sex couples to be allowed to adopt in Queensland
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Very large text size After years of inaction, Queensland is finally moving to legalise same-sex adoption. As part of a planned overhaul of the state's adoption laws, which were last reviewed under a Labor government in , the Palaszczuk Labor government will introduce legislation this month which will allow singles, same-sex couples and couples undergoing IVF the right to adopt children. Shannon Fentiman announcing to media that adoption by same-sex couples, singles will be legalised in Queensland on August 6, in Brisbane, Australia. Advertisement Adoption laws are set to change in Queensland. I absolutely believe that Queensland should come into line with other states and territories and allow same-sex couples to adopt. For couples such as Julie Carrington and Lea Sanson, who have been raising a six-year-old girl, it means their family will finally achieve legal permanence. And it shouldn't be just based on sexuality.
Possible adoption rights for same-sex couples in Queensland next year