Adoption process complicated by disparity between state law and Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 6.06.50 AMBy Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times

At least one Arizona judge claims courts can’t certify same-sex married couples to jointly adopt, as long as state law grants that right only to a husband and wife.

Judge Corey Sanders, the presiding judge in Graham County Juvenile Court, argued that although the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the Constitution protects the rights of same-sex couples to marry, the state law regarding adoption does not conform to the new standard set by the court of what defines a married couple.


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