Utah Supreme Court clears way for adoption by partners of same-sex spouses

Jason Howe and Adrian Perez hold their twin daughters Clara and Olivia at a playground in West Hollywood(Reuters) - The Utah Supreme Court on Thursday lifted an order that had blocked spouses in same-sex marriages from adopting their partners' children, state officials said. The state's highest court had imposed a stay on the adoptions in May, while Utah appealed a federal ruling last year that permitted same-sex marriages for 17 days before the Supreme Court halted them pending appeal. Earlier this month, after the U.S. ...

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