HRC Family Project, Nov. 17, 2006
A federal court in Denver is considering the legality of a law passed by Oklahoma in 2004 that bans state officials from recognizing adoption by same-sex couples. Same-sex adoptive parents have challenged the law and a federal judge overturned it earlier this year. Oklahoma appealed that ruling and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver will now consider the issue.
A gay man in Seattle challenging the law said he and his partner intended that their four-year-old adopted daughter would maintain a relationship with her birth mother from Oklahoma. Given Oklahoma's law, the man says they will not enter the state until the law is changed.
Source:  Court in Denver to Rule on Gay Adoption, Bruce Finley, The Denver Post, Nov. 17, 2006
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