Gay activists petition government over adoption rights
A gay and lesbian NGO from Brno petitioned the minister of human rights and minorities, Michael Kocáb, asking him to support adoption rights for gays and lesbians, the ČTK news agency reported on Sunday. The STUD association believes that the current arrangement, which only allows married couples to adopt children, is not fair. Some 2,000 people signed the petition. Minister Kocáb had earlier suggested this right be extended to include adoptions by individual foster parents.