Entry #240: Same-sex adoption in Kentucky

Current Version

RegionKentucky
IssueSame-sex adoption
StatusSingle only
Start DateSep 12, 2008
End Datenow
DescriptionKentucky law permits married (heterosexual) couples and single people to adopt. KY Revised Statutes §199.470. Second-parent adoption had been permitted, but is not now considered unlawful following the appellate court ruling in S.J.L.S. v. T.L.S., 265 S.W.3.d 804 (Ky. App. 2008).
Sourceshttp://opinions.kycourts.net/coa/2006-CA-001730.pdf http://www.lifelongadoptions.com/lgbt-adoption-resources/lgbt-adoption-laws/louisiana https://www.aclu.org/files/assets/aclu_map3_0.pdf www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/kentucky Kentucky §199.470
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "Married same-sex couples can now adopt in KY"


Revision History (3)

Revision by imullin01

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Sourceshttp://opinions.kycourts.net/coa/2006-CA-001730.pdf http://www.lifelongadoptions.com/lgbt-adoption-resources/lgbt-adoption-laws/louisiana https://www.aclu.org/files/assets/aclu_map3_0.pdfhttp://opinions.kycourts.net/coa/2006-CA-001730.pdf http://www.lifelongadoptions.com/lgbt-adoption-resources/lgbt-adoption-laws/louisiana https://www.aclu.org/files/assets/aclu_map3_0.pdf www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/kentucky Kentucky §199.470

Revision by imullin01

Old Value New Value
ValueMarried couples onlySingle only
NoteKentucky law permits married (heterosexual) couples and single people to adopt. Although there is not specific reference to same-sex adoption in Kentucky statutes, Kentucky's adoption laws have been interpreted by the courts to determine that same-sex coKentucky law permits married (heterosexual) couples and single people to adopt. KY Revised Statutes §199.470. Second-parent adoption had been permitted, but is not now considered unlawful following the appellate court ruling in S.J.L.S. v. T.L.S., 265 S.W.3.d 804 (Ky. App. 2008).

Revision by imullin01

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueMarried couples only
Value Specialambiguous
NoteKentucky law permits married (heterosexual) couples and single people to adopt. Although there is not specific reference to same-sex adoption in Kentucky statutes, Kentucky\'s adoption laws have been interpreted by the courts to determine that same-sex coKentucky law permits married (heterosexual) couples and single people to adopt. Although there is not specific reference to same-sex adoption in Kentucky statutes, Kentucky's adoption laws have been interpreted by the courts to determine that same-sex co
Sourceshttp://opinions.kycourts.net/coa/2006-CA-001730.pdfhttp://opinions.kycourts.net/coa/2006-CA-001730.pdf http://www.lifelongadoptions.com/lgbt-adoption-resources/lgbt-adoption-laws/louisiana https://www.aclu.org/files/assets/aclu_map3_0.pdf

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