Although the law could apply to heterosexual couples, it was believed to have been written to target gay couples due to the fact that same-sex marriage was prohibited in that state, thereby making an adoption impossible. Webarchive template wayback links Use mdy dates from November On May 10,Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told an interviewer: No single people may adopt only in exceptional circumstances, independently of their sexual orientation. On appeal, the Idaho Supreme Court unanimously reversed the magistrate's ruling because Idaho has no specific statutory ban on unmarried second-parent adoption.
In FebruaryFrance 's Court of Cassation ruled that both partners in a same-sex relationship can have parental rights over one partner's biological child.
LGBT history. Retrieved March 4, August 26, Many families in which a child would have parents who identified as lesbian or gay and then grew up in a same-sex relationship were those brought about from a previous heterosexual relationship.
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