TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop says Honduras’ two largest and most-violent gangs will sign a truce on Tuesday.
Monsignor Romulo Emiliani says the gangs will apologise to the public and ask for dialogue with the government and police to start changing from their gang lifestyle.
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BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- A Belfast judge has ruled that unmarried and same-sex couples in Northern Ireland should be allowed to adopt children, overturning a 1987 adoption law that discriminated against both groups.
Gay rights groups praised Thursday's judgment on a lawsuit pursued by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission against the government.
Belfast High Court Justice Seamus Treacy ruled that the law clearly violated European human rights laws on privacy and discrimination.
Other parts of the United Kingdom already permit gay and unmarried heterosexual couples to adopt children. But Northern Ireland's law restricted applicants to married couples and single adults, including homosexuals.
Northern Ireland, like the rest of the UK, legalised civil partnerships for gay people in 2005.
About 2,500 children in Northern Ireland are in state care awaiting adoption
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