February 27, 2013 at 7:40 pm EST | by Michael K. Lavers
Puerto Rico governor opposes adoption ruling
Alejandro García Padilla, Puerto Rico, Washington Blade, gay news

Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla (Public domain photo by the U.S. Department of Labor)

WASHINGTON—Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla told a local newspaper on Monday that sexual orientation should not determine who is eligible to adopt a child in the American commonwealth.

The governor’s comments, which he made while in D.C. for the annual National Governors Association meeting, come less than a week after the Puerto Rico Supreme Court narrowly upheld the island’s gay adoption ban. Gay singer Ricky Martin and LGBT rights advocate Pedro Julio Serrano are among those who blasted the decision.

Michael K. Lavers is the international news editor of the Washington Blade. Follow Michael

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