Saturday, August 18, 2007
The Oklahoma State Department of Health will not appeal further the decision of the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals triking down a 2004 law aimed at same-sex adoptive parents. (See Family Law Prof post on the decision) Tom Cross, the state Health Department's deputy general counsel, said the agency could not meet the requirements to have the 10th Circuit reconsider its opinion. The agency does not believe that the U.S. Supreme Court would take up the case, he said.
Read the Tulsa World article (last visited August 18, 2007 bgf)