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Mississippi Ban on Adoptions by Same-Sex Couples Is Challenged

posted on August 13, 2015

In The New York Times, Tamar Lewin reports that civil rights lawyers have filed a lawsuit in federal court, challenging a Mississippi law that forbids adoptions by same-sex couples. “The Mississippi Adoption Ban writes inequality into Mississippi law by requiring that married gay and lesbian couples and parents be treated differently than all other married couples in Mississippi, unequivocally barring them from adoption without regard to their circumstances,” the complaint reads. It hails from a time when courts considered it acceptable to “discriminate against gay people simply because they are gay.”

Read at The New York Times