HELSINKI - A new survey says a majority of Finns favor legal reform for the parental rights of same-sex couples.
The survey, commissioned by the Finnish gay rights group SETA, says 80 percent of Finns approve of a law allowing the surviving partner in a same-sex union to retain custody of a deceased partner's biological child, the newspaper Helsingin Ssanomat reported Tuesday.
Finnish courts currently rule on a case-by-case basis whether or not a child can stay with a "social parent" that is not the biological mother or father, the newspaper said.
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