Federal Judge Rules Oklahoma Gay Adoption Ban Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Rules Oklahoma Gay Adoption Ban Unconstitutional

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scalesofjusticeUS District Court Judge Robin Cauthron Friday struck down a two year-old amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution that prevented the state from recognizing adoptions by gay parents. In her ruling, she wrote:

"The very fact that the adoptions have occurred is evidence that a court of law has found the adoptions to be in the best interests of the children… To now attempt to strip a child of one of his or her parents seems far removed from the statute’s purpose…" (Jurist)

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