A Tory move to prevent gay and lesbian couples from adopting
failed this week in the House of Commons.
Andrew Lansley, MP for South Cambridgeshire, moved an amendment
to the Adoption and Children Bill that would specify couples must
be of “different sexes”.
This was supported by 174 votes, but 301 MPs voted against the
change, marking the way for homosexual and unmarried couples to
adopt some of the 5,000 children in care who are waiting to be