AUSTRALIA — NEW SOUTH WALES — Roman Catholic Mother Cannot Overturn Gay Adoption Over Religious Beliefs After She Lost Her Parental Rights From Drug Use and Manslaughter of Her Other Child

According to this article, a Roman Catholic mother in New South Wales Australia – who involuntarily lost her parental rights to her child based on drug use and the manslaughter of her other child – unsuccessfully argued to the New South Wales Supreme Court that her child could not be adopted by a lesbian couple because (a) the lesbian couple refused to raise the child Catholic given the Church’s position on gay relationships; and (b) it was against the Roman Catholic mother’s religious beliefs.  

The Court did not disregard the arguments of the Roman Catholic mother, but instead decided the case on a multitude of factors that all focused on the best interest of the child.

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