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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Same-Sex Adoption Suit in NC


The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday sued North Carolina, hoping to overturn state laws that prevent gay and lesbian couples from adopting their partners’ children.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of six North Carolina same-sex couples who are seeking to provide their children with two legal parents.

The couples are hoping to obtain what’s called second-parent adoptions. That occurs when one unmarried partner adopts the other partner’s biological or adopted child. The ACLU says the N.C. Supreme Court has banned second-parent adoptions for same-sex couples.

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My guess is that this case will end up being heard in front of the US Supreme Court.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Attorneys | Jun 14, 2012 3:54:39 PM

If a child lost their parent, the last thing they need is for the state to take away their other parent.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyers | Jun 25, 2012 8:28:58 PM

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