FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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The two couples are among the nearly 1,400 gay and lesbian partners who wed after a federal judge ruled Utah’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples unconstitutional. The ruling was eventually stayed pending appeal. Only married couples can jointly adopt in Utah and many of the same-sex couples who married before the stay are now applying for adoption protections for their children.
“Attorney General Reyes’ actions against LGBTQ families in Utah are reprehensible,” said Executive Director, Gabriel Blau. “Reyes’ moves are not only detrimental to the two families involved, but to all children of same-sex couples in Utah who lack the protections and security of both of their parents. By asking judges to deny adoption protections, he is hurting families and ignoring the best interests of children. We urge him to immediately withdraw his request, recognize the jurisdiction of the courts and stop impeding families who are simply trying to take care of each other.”