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In the U.S., how many states have legalized same-sex adoption?

Asked by 717richboy (234 points ) April 18th, 2012

I see that most states have legalized single-sex adoption, but can’t get a solid number on same-sex adoption. I’m doing a presentation for a class, in case you all are wondering.

Thanks in advance.

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Fly's avatar

I am not sure about the statistics regarding this, but this site outlines the gay adoption policies of each state. Hope this helps!

717richboy's avatar

Thank you!

marinelife's avatar

“About half of all states permit second-parent adoptions by the unmarried partner of an existing legal parent, while in a handful of states courts have ruled these adoptions not permissible under state laws. This leaves parents in many states legally unrecognized or severely disadvantaged in court fights with ex-spouses, ex-partners or other relatives.”


Blondesjon's avatar

Not enough.

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El_Cadejo's avatar

/grabs popcorn and waits for shit storm

marmoset's avatar

Not much of a shit storm given that nullo’s getting ignored and blondesjon has 7 Great Answers so far. :)

717richboy, a great resource for info here is

El_Cadejo's avatar

@marmoset its quite shocking actually…

Nullo's avatar

@uberbatman @marmoset Not really very surprising; this place is pretty heavily stacked leftwards, to the point that I begin to wonder why I’m so comfortable here. Just thought I’d throw in a non-contributory comment to underscore the general uselessness of @Blondesjon‘s non-contributory comment. Frankly, I’m surprised that they haven’t all been modded into oblivion.

@Blondesjon‘s score also serves to illustrate that GAs are at least as much about the popularity of an opinion/user as it about the validity of the post.

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