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Anti-gay OK adoption law nixed by fed judge

“Gay and lesbian parents in Oklahoma can now breathe a collective sigh of relief because their relationships with their children are no longer threatened by the state of Oklahoma.”

— Lambda Legal attorney Ken Upton; the organization challenged the law on behalf of three couples.

“It’s another case of an activist court trying to legislate from the bench. It’s unfortunate that a single judge is trying to rewrite the law.”

— bleating Oklahoma bigot Republican State Rep. Thad Balkman

Good and fair news for children, who need to be in loving homes. Idiots like Balkman seek to break up families because of his bias instead of concentrating on all the good that permanently placing children with able and willing gay parents can do for those kids.

A federal judge struck down a 2-year-old law that prohibits Oklahoma from recognizing adoptions by same-sex couples from other states and countries.

U.S. District Judge Robin Cauthron ruled Friday the measure violated due process rights under the U.S. Constitution because it attempted to break up families without considering the parents’ fitness or the children’s best interests.

…One of the plaintiffs, Heather Finstuen, said the ruling will allow her and partner Anne Magro to focus on being parents to their 7-year-old twin girls rather than worrying about the adoption law.

“This is really good news for our family,” she said. “It’s a huge relief.”

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