Justices Uphold Gay Parent's Custody Rights After Breakup

By Dani Kass (March 7, 2016, 12:35 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said a Georgia court had the right to allow a lesbian's partner to adopt their three children and that the Alabama high court was wrong to take that custody away when the pair split.

The justices found that the Georgia court had jurisdiction to approve the adoption and therefore Alabama must give it full faith and credit as required under the U.S. Constitution, according to a six-page per curiam opinion.

"The Georgia judgment appears on its face to have been issued by a court with jurisdiction, and there is no established Georgia law to the...

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