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Federal Judge Puts an End to Mississippi’s Ban on LGBT-Couple Adoptions

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Rejoice! For the United States just became a teensy bit more equal!

A federal judge struck down Mississippi’s ban on same-sex-couple adoptions, which means gay adoption is now legal in all 50 states. Thanks, Obama.

Mississippi’s ban — the last of these archaic laws — violates the Supreme Court’s 2015 same-sex marriage ruling.

The bad news is: Mississippi has recently approved a bill that sayspublic employees, businesses, and social workers cannot be punished for denying services based on the belief that marriage is strictly between a man and a woman and that the state government can’t prevent clerks from refusing to license a same-sex marriage.”

Sigh. It’s the Deep South: There’s always a catch.

LGBT Couples Can Now Adopt in All 50 States