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Whitewood et al v. Corbett -- Complaint

Whitewood et al v. Corbett -- Complaint

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Published by Doug Mataconis
Complaint filed in Whitehood et al v. Corbett in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania challenging the Constitutionality of Pennsylvania's law banning same-sex marriage
Complaint filed in Whitehood et al v. Corbett in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania challenging the Constitutionality of Pennsylvania's law banning same-sex marriage

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Published by: Doug Mataconis on Jul 09, 2013
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gender has any bearing on a couple's ability to successfully rear children and, thus,

treats gay and lesbian couples the same as heterosexual couples with respect to

adoption and recognition as parents through the in loco parentis doctrine.

Pennsylvania judges routinely grant adoptions to same-sex couples, recognizing

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that the adoptions are in the best interest of the child. Indeed, the government itself

places children for adoption with same-sex couples like plaintiffs Deb and Susan

Whitewood, who jointly adopted their son L.W. out of the foster care system. Any

assertion that the Commonwealth does not consider same-sex couples equally

effective parents cannot be credited given its own conduct evidencing a different

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