Friday, October 24, 2014

Utah Supreme Court Grants Same-Sex couple Adoptions

by Brig Bagley

24 October 2014

Following the series of cases being dropped on account of the US Supreme Court refusing to take on any of the gay marriage lawsuits, the Utah Supreme Court has decided to lift the stay that prevented married same-sex couples from adopting each others' biological children.

It is also unclear, now that SSM is legal, if married same-sex couples may adopt non-biological children in joint custody in Utah. The law details have wordings that state "legally married couples", as well as "placed with a married man and woman". There is probably still some work to be done to include the now-legal same-sex unions in all adoption situations with opposite-sex unions.

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