Legislative Bill 380: Same-Sex Adoptions

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Last Updated: January 8, 2014
Legislative Bill 380: Same-Sex Adoptions
Sponsors:
Senator Howard
Summary:

Legislative Bill 380 would permit two adults to adopt a minor child “regardless of their marital status.” Although the statute does not specifically reference adoption by same-sex couples, the bill does remove all references to “husband” and “wife” from the adoption statute, and replaces them with the generic term “adult person.” The practical effect of this bill will be to legalize adoption by same-sex couples.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

01/18/2013     Introduced.
01/23/2013     Referred to Judiciary Committee.
03/06/2013     Notice of hearing scheduled for March 14, 2013.
01/08/2014     Title printed. Carryover bill.

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