From USA Today:
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously reversed an Alabama court’s refusal to recognize a same-sex adoption.
The justices upheld a challenge brought by an Alabama woman after her state’s highest court refused to recognize the adoption she and her former lesbian partner were granted in Georgia.
The couple never married and have since split up. But the case presented a test of an issue that crops up occasionally in state and federal courts since the Supreme Court struck down state bans on same-sex marriage: Can gays and lesbians be denied adoption rights?
[…]Not so, the Supreme Court ruled. “A state may not disregard the judgment of a sister state because it disagrees with the reasoning underlying the judgment or deems it to be wrong on the merits,” its reversal said. Rather, Alabama must give “full faith and credit” to the Georgia court’s decision.
The high court previously had blocked the Alabama court’s action while considering the case, temporarily restoring V.L.’s visitation rights.