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Alabama couple who fought for equal marriage refused adoption

“We planned and created him together. He has my last name…. I thought it was pretty clear that we already won.”


–Cari Searcy, who, with wife Kim McKeand, filed the lawsuit which ultimately led to the end of the ban on same-sex marriage in Alabama, speaking to the Associated Press, the Sun Herald reports. Searcy had a petition to be legally recognized as a parent to the couple’s 9-year-old son denied by Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis, who refused to issue an interlocutory decree — which would grant Searcy temporary parental right — until the Supreme Court made a final decision on same-sex marriage.

Searcy and McKeand have filed a new lawsuit against Davis, with their lawyer David Kennedy telling AP: “It’s frustrating. There is no legal justification for the court to do this.”

Image Credit: Cari Searcy / Facebook

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