Gay Adoptions in California

GAY ADOPTIONS IN CALIFORNIA….California has allowed gay couples to adopt children for quite a while, and today the LA Times reports that the California Supreme Court has ruled that gay adoptions are in fact legal. The ruling itself concerns a fairly arcane dispute between a gay couple who separated, but the result is a clear victory for gay adoption:

“Unmarried couples who have brought a child into the world with the expectation that they will raise it together, and who have jointly petitioned for adoption, should be on notice that if they separate, the same rules concerning custody and visitation as apply to all other parents will apply to them,” according to the majority ruling written by Associate Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar.

California is a pretty gay friendly state, so this ruling isn’t too surprising. But even so, good for us.

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