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posted Friday, April 1, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 14
Same-sex couples can now adopt children in all 50 states
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Same-sex couples can now adopt children in all 50 states

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan ruled Thursday that Mississippi's ban on same-sex couples adopting children is unconstitutional, making LGBTQ adoption legal in all 50 states.

The judge issued a preliminary injunction against the ban, citing the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide last summer. The injunction blocks Mississippi from enforcing its 16-year-old anti-Gay adoption law.

The Supreme Court ruling 'foreclosed litigation over laws interfering with the right to marry and rights and responsibilities intertwined with marriage,' Jordan wrote. 'It also seems highly unlikely that the same court that held a state cannot ban gay marriage because it would deny benefits - expressly including the right to adopt - would then conclude that married gay couples can be denied that very same benefit.'

Last year, four couples challenged Mississippi's law. They were joined by the Campaign for Southern Equality and the Family Equality Council.

'Two sets of our clients have waited many (almost 9 and 16) years to become legal parents to the children they have loved and cared for since birth,' Roberta Kaplan, lead attorney for the plaintiffs, said in a statement. 'We hope that it should finally be clear that discrimination against gay people simply because they are gay violates the Constitution in all 50 states, including Mississippi.'

The one-sentence Mississippi law - which reads, simply, 'Adoption by couples of the same gender is prohibited' - was adopted in 2000. While several other states, including Alabama, Florida, Nebraska and Michigan, had similar bans, all have since been overturned. Mississippi, however, remained the only holdout until Thursday's ruling. It is important to note that some states still have restrictions on fostering children, however, and other roadblocks for same-sex couples remain.

In a 2013 blog post for The Huffington Post, former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, who signed the adoption bill into law, said he supported overturning it.

'This decision that all of us made together has made it harder for an untold number of children to grow up in happy, healthy homes in Mississippi - and that breaks my heart,' Musgrove wrote.

The ruling seems almost unreal to many because it came soon after Mississippi's Senate passed a 'religious freedom bill,' which would give businesses the right to deny service to LGBT people.

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