Christian Democrats to review adoption policy

The southern branch of the Christian Democrats has suggested the party change its position on adoption for homosexual couples, newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reports.

The party voted against a proposal in 2002 which made it possible for gay couples to adopt children. But now, calls from within the party, suggest a change of attitude.

But the suggestion is controversial and it is likely to lead to a heated debate during the party congress later this year. Former leader Alf Svensson told the newspaper that he believes all children should have a mother and a father and that the party should stick to its current policy.