Forty-six MPs voted for the historic bill and 44 voted against it yesterday, after a two-day debate.
The bill, introduced by independent Sydney MP Clover Moore, allows same-sex couples to adopt a child together. Gay couples can already adopt in the ACT and Western Australia.
Voting on the issue in NSW was always going to be close and the result was initially unclear as a similar number of MPs filled each side of the parliamentary floor.
Meanwhile, friends of mine in NC, SC, GA, etc., cannot easily adopt children, even though there are lots of people who want to adopt children. But because they are LGBTQ, well...