Gay couples in Northern Ireland could soon be joining the rest of the UK in having the right to adopt children.
But Edwin Poots, the Health Minister, is now doing everything he can to stop that from happening.
The Court of Appeal recently ruled the ban preventing gay, lesbian and unmarried couples from adopting children was unlawful.
The only way a LGB person could adopt was if they were single.
Poots has now applied to the Supreme Court for leave to appeal against the Court of Appeal’s decision that the ban is discriminatory.