ACLU Lawsuit: NC Adoption Laws Unfair To Same- Sex Parents

Six same-sex couples are taking the state of North Carolina to court.
The ACLU is representing the couples, who challenge the state's adoption laws.They say the laws are unconstitutional because they discriminate against unmarried couples

The lawsuit pushes for adoption reform to legally recognize second-parent adoption, because in the case of unmarried and same-sex couples in north carolina, only one parent can be a legal guardian to an adopted child.

In 2010, the state supreme court upheld existing adoption laws that excluded unmarried gay and straight unmarried couples from joint adoption.

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