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SCOTUS Reverses Alabama High Court, Upholds Lesbian Mother’s Adoption

In an important victory for families, the U.S. Supreme Court today reversed the Alabama Supreme Court’s decision in which it refused to recognize a lesbian mother’s Georgia adoption of her three children.

“GLAD congratulates our colleagues at NCLR and especially the plaintiff and her children,” said Mary Bonauto, GLAD Civil Rights Project Director.  “The Supreme Court has recognized, as we argued in our amicus brief, that the ties between parent and child are paramount, especially for the child’s sense of security and safety in the world.  We thank our friends at Foley Hoag for helping us to make that argument.”

GLAD and Foley Hoag LLP submitted an amicus brief to the Court on behalf of Equality Alabama Foundation, Equality Federation, Georgia Equality, the Human Rights Campaign, Immigration Equality, the National Black Justice Coalition, the National Center for Transgender Equality, the National LGBTQ Task Force, PFLAG, the Stonewall Bar of Georgia, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.