Gay couple can register child in conservative Poland: court

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Source: Reuters

WARSAW (Reuters) – The lesbian parents of a Polish boy have been given the right to register him in Poland as their child, a high court has decided, in an unprecedented ruling for the deeply Catholic country where same-sex marriage is illegal.

The case first came before a local administration in 2015 when a Polish woman requested to register her son, who was born in London in 2014, for a Polish birth certificate, the daily newspaper Rzeczpospolita said.

The Polish woman and her female partner were registered as the child’s parents in Britain, but local administrators in Poland rejected the woman’s request.

An official of the Supreme Administrative Court on Thursday confirmed to Reuters that the court had now ruled in favor of the gay couple. A written statement would be issued later on Thursday.

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