Entry #1743: Same-sex adoption in Mississippi

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RegionMississippi
IssueSame-sex adoption
StatusIllegal
Start Date2000
End DateApr 1, 2016
DescriptionMiss. Code § 93-17-3(5) restricts adoptions making it illegal for a same-sex couple to adopt a child. Additionally, statute permits sexual orientation to be utilized as an adverse consideration in custody disputes.
Sourceshttps://www.aclu.org/files/assets/aclu_map1.pdf www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/mississippi Miss. Code §93-17-3


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NoteMiss. Code § 93-17-3(5) restricts adoptions making it illegal for a same-sex couple to adopt a child.Miss. Code § 93-17-3(5) restricts adoptions making it illegal for a same-sex couple to adopt a child. Additionally, statute permits sexual orientation to be utilized as an adverse consideration in custody disputes.
Sourceshttps://www.aclu.org/files/assets/aclu_map1.pdfhttps://www.aclu.org/files/assets/aclu_map1.pdf www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/mississippi Miss. Code §93-17-3

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