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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:07 PM

Same-sex couple tries to overturn state ban (by unmarried couples) on adoption

Same-sex couple tries to overturn state ban on adoption

HAZEL PARK, MI (AP) -- Two women are suing the state of Michigan to try to overturn a state ban on adoption by unmarried couples.

April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse each have adopted children on their own. But they'd like to adopt the children as a couple, which is an option only for heterosexual married couples.

The women are nurses who live together with three children in Hazel Park, a Detroit suburb.

The Michigan Constitution bans same-sex marriage, and a separate law bans adoption by unmarried couples. The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Detroit claims the women's civil rights are being violated.

http://www.minbcnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=711185

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