A same-sex couple is petitioning the court for the right to marry, but the court refused.
What makes this couple different from the others granted marriage licenses across the country? They’re legally father and son.
Retired teacher Nino Esposito adopted his partner Roland Drew Bosee in 2012, CNN reports.
Bosee tells CNN the adoption “gave us the most legitimate thing available to us.”
Gay news site The Advocate says the adoption process between gay couples was a common practice before legalized gay marriage.
“Adoption offered legal protections for same-sex partners when it came to matters like hospital visiting privileges and inheritance laws. But now with marriage equality, some couples in this situation are finding it difficult to annul their adoptions so they can legally wed,” the site reports.
In Pennsylvania, orphans court Judge Lawrence O’Toole denied Bosee and Esposito’s request for an adoption annulment.
The Post-Gazette reports O’Toole denied the request because the state law gave him no authority to annul an adoption.
When the Supreme Court struck down bans against gay marriage in June, the Christian community issued varied responses.
“Still, it’s interesting that many Christians, including evangelicals, are coming to the conclusion that it’s possible to support legal same-sex marriage and also affirm the church’s traditional definition of marriage. Many Christians are attempting to negotiate the new normal on this,” Barna President David Kinnaman says.
Other Christians pointed to the “slippery slope” philosophy SCOTUS brought forth.
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