Mich. to Rule on Lesbians' Custody Battle

Illinois gay adoptions go to Michigan Court of Appeals

The Michigan Court of Appeals says state courts can oversee custody disputes between lesbian parents who adopted in Illinois even though Michigan bars gay adoption.

The court released a ruling Friday saying the U.S. Constitution requires Michigan courts to recognize Diane Giancaspro and Lisa
Congleton as adoptive parents.

The couple adopted three children in Illinois. But their relationship ended in 2007. 

Giancaspro sued for custody under Michigan law. Congleton said the case should be dismissed.

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