U.S. Supreme Court sides with lesbian over parental rights

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday overturned an Alabama judicial ruling that refused to recognize a gay woman's parental rights over three children she adopted with her lesbian partner and raised from birth.

    The court took the relatively unusual step of reversing the Alabama Supreme Court without hearing oral argument. Cases are decided in that fashion when a lower court ruling is considered to be particularly counter to Supreme Court precedents. None of the eight justices dissented.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-adoption-idUSKCN0W91N5
     
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    Yep they sided with the lesbian. The reason why is the non birth parent adopted the child. This is not so much a lesbian issue as it is an adoption issue.
     
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    Lower court judges should know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they will get their hands smacked when they say they can ignore hints from the Supreme Court.
     
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    If I'm reading the article correctly, if they had sided with either partner they would have sided with the lesbian.
     
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