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Despite the us supreme court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage, gay and lesbian couples face roadblocks to adopting children from foster care in some states. This article first appeared on the supreme court of the united states blog an alabama woman who won adoption of her same-sex partner’s three children in a. The us supreme court rules that same-sex marriage is a us supreme court rules gay marriage is same-sex marriage is a legal right across the united states. Prior to several rulings by the supreme court of the united states, adoption laws varied widely by state some states granted full adoption rights to same-sex couples.
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