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Old 02-16-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Gay rights group opposes adoption bill | courier-journal | The Courier-Journal
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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There is already a law on the books prohibiting cohabiting couples from adopting. Either heterosexual or homosexual it does not single out gay couples only. I don't recall the exact KRS number ... but it's in Capt 199. Might want to correct your misleading thread title, as it is not exclusive to gays.

Why is our legislation that already exist?
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I have searched the KRS website and can't find anything, maybe you can? Legislative_Searching_service
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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I have searched the KRS website and can't find anything, maybe you can? Legislative_Searching_service

Well I'm married to a child services/adoption attorney and she said there was. I'll ask her the exact number.
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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The law has been defined by the court as ...
KRS 199.470 single person who is legal resident of Kentucky 18 years of age can adopt, married couples, husband and wife, can adopt, cohabiting couples either straight or gay can not. Since KY doesn't recognize gay marriage they are not a married couple under the law. (Don't ask me why, I don't write the law I just know how it's been defined by the court.)

So by definition a gay person can adopt but not as a couple. So why they are introducing legislation already on the books. Nothing in that article is new, it's already covered.

http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/KRS/199-00/470.PDF
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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So the courts would have to be able to prove that they gay couple is even a couple to stop it. That's a pretty big loophole if you ask me!
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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I'm sure multi-millions of dollars will be spent by both sides of the issue, when that money could be used in MANY other more useful places.
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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So the courts would have to be able to prove that they gay couple is even a couple to stop it. That's a pretty big loophole if you ask me!
One of the "couple" can apply to adopt, but not both. Believe me she explained it to me and I had to use 3 rolls of duct tape to keep my head from exploded ... it gets very, very complicated.

In short if one is the adoptive parent, the other person has NO parental rights, therefore if the couple should split the adoptive parent gets the kid and the other can't even get visitation, as they have no right to custody or parental rights, because they are not a legal parent in the eyes of the law.

Nothing says a gay or straight unmarried couple can have a foster or adoptive child as a couple, the law is only going to allow one of them to adopt as it does not recognize common law unions which KY doesn't have, or gay marriage.
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Davart, makes sense Thanks!
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:40 PM
 
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I'm sure multi-millions of dollars will be spent by both sides of the issue, when that money could be used in MANY other more useful places.
EXACTLY. This is RIDICULOUS. As much as I praise Louisville, I must admit I hate living in KY because of backwards, rural legislators like this. With all the job losses, KY's lack of growth and educational attainment compared to other Southern states, and the severe poverty recently exposed in EKY and they are worried about well to do gay couples adopting children? RIDICULOUS. I hope the national media makes fun of this as it rightfully should.
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