- October 24, 2014
Yesterday, Utah’s Supreme Court lifted a stay on adoptions made by same-sex couples.
According to the Huffington Post, Utah's Supreme Court implemented a stay on adoptions by same-sex couples in May. The request for the stay was from Utah’s Attorney General Sean Rayes.
Earlier this month, the nine justices of the Supreme Court announced they had declined to hear any of the cases pending before them challenging state bans on marriage for same-sex couples. This allowed the circuit court decisions striking down the bans to stand, meaning same-sex couples in Utah, as well as Virginia, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Indiana, were able to legally marry.
State parenting laws on adoption and foster care vary from states to state. These laws have a large affect on the experiences of LGBT spouses and families.