Alabama Supreme Court Rejects Same Sex Adoption
The Alabama Supreme Court says it does not have to recognize a lesbian woman's adoptions of her ex-partner's children that were granted in Georgia. Alabama justices say a Georgia court was wrong to allow the adoptions, arguing that Georgia law doesn't allow such second-parent adoptions. The woman in 2007 adopted the three children that her female partner gave birth to during their sixteen year relationship. The justices overturned an Alabama family court decision that recognized the adoption and granted visitation rights after the couple broke up in 2011. Lawyer Cathy Sakimura says her client is devastated because she helped raise the children since birth. Sakimura says Georgia granted the adoptions and it's wrong that an Alabama court won't recognize them.