U.S. Supreme Court Stays Alabama Adoption Ruling

Via Buzzfeed: 

“The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted a lesbian woman’s request to have the adoption of her former partner’s children be enforced while the court decides whether to hear her appeal of an Alabama Supreme Court ruling that the adoption was void.

The U.S. Supreme Court has not yet said whether it will hear the appeal of the Alabama Supreme Court ruling, but on Monday granted the woman’s request that the state court’s ruling be recalled and stayed until it decides whether it will do so.”

No justices dissented from the ruling. 

Although today's order doesn't indicate whether the high court will hear the case, it's a loss for the Alabama Supreme Court. Its justices ruled in September that the adoption, which originally occurred in Georgia, should have been prohibited under state law despite the U.S. Supreme Court's June verdict in Obergefell v. Hodges.