Tuesday, March 08, 2016

SCOTUS invokes full faith and credit in gay adoption case


The Supreme Court invoked full faith and credit in overturning an Alabama state supreme court ruling that refused to recognize an adoption in Georgia of by a lesbian non-biological mother of her former partner’s children after the couple broke up.  CNN has the story by Ariane de Vogue here. The children had originally been born after artificial insemination.
 
The opinion for V.L. v. E. L. is here. The ruling was unanimous but unsigned.
 
In the past, before 2004,  early attempts to sell gay marriage had been predicated on the idea of letting states experiment on their own, without being bound by FFC.

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