North Carolina Ruling Jeopardizes Same-Sex Families

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December 29, 2010


"The North Carolina Supreme Court on December 20 voided the adoption by a lesbian mother of the child who she and her former partner, the biological mother, were raising together. The ruling jeopardizes the legality of all other such 'second-parent adoptions' in the state.

Greg Nevins, Supervising Senior Staff Attorney at Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, agreed the status of the other adoptions remains unclear at this point, but 'at a minimum, [the ruling] is causing a lot of anxiety.'"