Gavel Grab

On Lesbian Woman’s Adoption, High Court Reverses AL Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed an order by the Alabama Supreme Court that found invalid a lesbian mother’s adoption of three children in Georgia.

The unsigned U.S. Supreme Court opinion on Monday said the state court violated the Constitution’s “full faith and credit” clause, according to The New York Times. “A state may not disregard the judgment of a sister state because it disagrees with the reasoning underlying the judgment or deems it to be wrong on the merits,” the opinion said.

According to USA Today, this case “presented a test of an issue that crops up occasionally in state and federal courts since the Supreme Court struck down state bans on same-sex marriage: Can gays and lesbians be denied adoption rights?”

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