The woman who was denied the right to adopt her partner’s child, that they are raising, has appealed the Puerto Rico Supreme Courts decision today.
Two weeks ago the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico in a 5-4 decision ruled that the woman could not adopt the now 12-year-old girl conceived by artificial insemination and born to one of the members of this lesbian couple. The girl has been raised by both of them and lives with them. Neither the girl nor the lesbian couple have been identified.
The original decision caused a loud outcry by the Puerto Rican gay and lesbian community who took to the streets to protest. The decision upheld a law banning gay couples from adoption children.