The right to adoption of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Viet Nam: Reality and recommendations

11 Sep 2015

Since the removal of the ban on same-sex marriage in 2015, issues arising from cohabitation between two people of the same sex such as common property and joint adoption have been widely discussed. The study on adoption rights of LGBTI people in Viet Nam looks into clarifying the gaps and unconsistent points in Viet Nam’s legal system related to gender and sexual diversity, and the rights of children in the area of adoption from the rights-based approach; understanding the demand for adoption and related issues of LGBT people in Viet Nam; understanding the viewpoints and attitude of the community towards the recognition of the right to adoption of same-sex couples; and identifying the actions to remove legal barriers and administrative procedures, including amending the Law on Adoption and related laws to recognize the right to adoption of same-sex couples.

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