LANSING, Mich. (AP)
The court, in a 2-1 ruling, says the U.S. Constitution requires
Michigan courts to recognize the two women as adoptive parents.
The couple, while in Illinois, adopted three children from
China. The children began living with them in 2003. But the
couple's relationship ended in 2007 after they had moved to
One of the women sued for custody under Michigan law. Her former
partner argued the case should be dismissed.
The trial judge had ruled state law banning gay marriage kept
her from enforcing either party's parental rights.