Entry #1764: Same-sex adoption in Maine

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RegionMaine
IssueSame-sex adoption
StatusLegal
Start Date2007
End Datenow
DescriptionState statute allows married and unmarried persons to adopt per §9-301, and a lower court ruled in MA, 2007 ME 123 (2007) that the law is not exclusionary of same-sex partners. Similarly, second-parent adoption isn't expressly permitted in statute, but case law has been tolerant in lower court rulings.
Sourceswww.lambdalegal.org/regions-state/maine Maine §9-301 MA, 2007 ME 123 (2007)
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