Update on Adar v. Smith: Louisana Versus Out-of-State Adoptions

You may recall the Adar v. Smith case I blogged about in February 2010.  Basically, the child of a gay couple was born in their home state of Louisiana.  The adoption took place in New York and Louisiana refused to honor the adoption and issue a new birth certificate for the child.  Lambda Legal filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in October 2007.  The case was appealed and ultimately heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, which rendered a decision in favor of the Plaintiffs in February, 2010.  In March 2010, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed a petition asking for rehearing by the full Fifth Circuit Court.  The guy apparently won’t give up and admit defeat.  Lambda Legal made its same argument before the courts for the third time on January 19, 2011.

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copyright 2011 Irene C. Olszewski

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