Friday, May 06, 2016 08:00 AM

NATION'S LAST GAY ADOPTION BAN FALLS

Mississippi officials — known for never missing an opportunity to disenfranchise LGBT citizens — have failed to file an appeal of a recent federal court ruling striking down its ban on same-sex couples adopting children, meaning the 16-year-old ban is no more, BuzzFeed reports. Mississippi's prohibition was the nation's last such ban.

Mississippi's adoption ban was struck down in March following a lawsuit from four same-sex couples, joined by the Campaign for Southern Equality and the Family Equality Council. In his ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Daniel P. Jordan III cited the landmark 2015 Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

News source: http://theweek.com/speedreads/622069/samesex-adoption-now-legal-all-50-states

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