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Man adopted in Ky. by member of same-sex couple
Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/1/14

Posted on 03/01/2014 12:14:02 PM PST by Oliviaforever

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has finalized the adoption of a 28-year-old man by a woman who was legally married to his mother in Massachusetts, the first step-parent adoption by a member of a same-sex couple in Fayette County and possibly the state following a federal court ruling.

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1 posted on 03/01/2014 12:14:02 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

Why would a 28 year-old man need to be adopted?


2 posted on 03/01/2014 12:16:24 PM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Oliviaforever

Beyond sick


3 posted on 03/01/2014 12:16:30 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Oliviaforever

Can I ask a stupid question? How do you adopt a 28 year old? He’s legally an adult. How is this legal or permissibile in the first place, aside from the homosexual angle???


4 posted on 03/01/2014 12:16:37 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego (t)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

It’s a sick, sick, sick world.

His mom is a lesbian and a married one at that.

Odds are that the adoptee is gay or has some other malfunction.


5 posted on 03/01/2014 12:18:51 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

America 2014... the deviant freak-show continues.


6 posted on 03/01/2014 12:20:28 PM PST by greene66
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To: Fido969
Why would a 28 year-old man need to be adopted?

Obamacare Phase II ?

7 posted on 03/01/2014 12:21:02 PM PST by mikrofon (Cradle-to-Grave Coverage)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
There's probably an estate planning and inheritance issue at stake here.

There was a bizarre case of two elderly "gay" men in Pennsylvania who were trying to work out some kind of deal like this. One of them was in his 80s and his "partner" was in his late 60s. They wanted to be considered spouses for some kind of tax/inheritance purposes. Pennsylvania law didn't allow them to be married, so they tried to get around the law by having the 80+ year-old guy adopt the guy in his 60s.

A Pennsylvania court ruled that the older one couldn't legally adopt the younger one because the father of the younger one was still alive. So -- get this -- they got around that little problem by having the guy in his 60s adopt his older "partner."

If you're going to live in a freak-show, it might as well be an entertaining one.

8 posted on 03/01/2014 12:23:34 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Oliviaforever
Callahan is a professor emerita of the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Women and Gender Studies.

sheesh

9 posted on 03/01/2014 12:24:44 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Fido969

My friend adopted his step daughter when she was an adult.
The sperm donor was a terrible drunk and the girl felt it was very important that the guy who actually helped her mother raise her become her legal parent. It was largely symbolic but the girl felt very strongly about it.


10 posted on 03/01/2014 12:26:20 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“How is this legal or permissibile in the first place, aside from the homosexual angle???”

I’d imagine it’s legal because it assures inheritance of property and (in English law) titles. But it’s being used to expand “rights” that do not exist. (Only, now they do.) The LGB lobby is very clever.


11 posted on 03/01/2014 12:30:35 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Alberta's Child

There must be other creative ways around taxes/inheritance tax without using “adoption.”

For example: Why couldn’t one guy simply write the other guy into his will? Or why couldn’t they just add each other’s names to each other’s accounts and investments?


12 posted on 03/01/2014 12:31:21 PM PST by Tired of Taxes
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To: Oliviaforever

She prolly don’t know that Obamacare kicks kids off parents insurance at 26 years old.


13 posted on 03/01/2014 12:35:41 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Tired of Taxes
A person can leave an inheritance to a spouse without paying estate taxes on any of it, and there may be life insurance provisions based on a second-survivor policy (it's complicated, but basically both partners are insured under one policy). It may be necessary to have both "partners" listed as spouses, and to have the adult "child" listed as the legally adopted child of the second partner, to deal with potential legal challenges from other children from a prior relationship.

I don't pretend to know all the details of this, but it is not unusual for people to come across situations like this in financial/estate planning.

14 posted on 03/01/2014 12:36:18 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Oliviaforever

Hey that’s awesome for a bunch of stupid, useless, meaningless ****ing bullsh*t.


15 posted on 03/01/2014 12:40:35 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Oliviaforever

Adopt? Why not just marry him? Who’s to say that three can’t be married?


16 posted on 03/01/2014 12:46:00 PM PST by Keli Kilohana (Editor, ZARR CHASM CHRONICAL [sic], Sore, WV)
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To: Fido969

A large part of the gay marriage push involves legal status regarding inheritance, That is probably the reason for the case cited.


17 posted on 03/01/2014 12:46:37 PM PST by billhilly
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To: Oliviaforever
John 5:19
18 posted on 03/01/2014 12:55:44 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Dilbert San Diego

It’s about forced heirship.


19 posted on 03/01/2014 1:02:21 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Fido969
Why would a 28 year-old man need to be adopted?

He's a little slow.


20 posted on 03/01/2014 1:06:08 PM PST by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Oliviaforever

Relationships and Unions are all based on love....

Unrequieted, passionate and knows no boundaries


21 posted on 03/01/2014 1:06:48 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Viennacon

Total lack of self esteem and devoid of any honor.


22 posted on 03/01/2014 1:08:47 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Oliviaforever

Maybe he’s a hermaphrodite or a eunich and desperate for love.


23 posted on 03/01/2014 1:09:52 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nascarnation

Both of my sister’s kids from her first marriage, on their 18th birthdays, changed their last name to that of their stepdad who actually raised them. Sperm donor would not permit adoption or name change. Don’t think there was any adoption involved at 18.


24 posted on 03/01/2014 1:13:23 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Alberta's Child

The givernmint has the standard for self determination and codified all relationships are based on some amorphous voodoo canon.


25 posted on 03/01/2014 1:14:31 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Fido969

He’s lucky it wasn’t decided to abort him.


26 posted on 03/01/2014 1:19:09 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Oliviaforever

It’s coming, some ahole is going to want to marry my Horse and that’s where I draw the line. Period.


27 posted on 03/01/2014 1:19:49 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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Rand Paul: Time for GOP to soften war stance
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.
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28 posted on 03/01/2014 1:32:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: billhilly
A large part of the gay marriage push involves legal status regarding inheritance, That is probably the reason for the case cited.

What, of that, couldn't be done with a will?

29 posted on 03/01/2014 1:50:28 PM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Vendome
Unrequieted, passionate and knows no boundaries

And loving. Don't forget loving.

Did I mention they are loving?

30 posted on 03/01/2014 2:29:58 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Lizavetta

Baby!!!!

Gawd!!!

I passed your way a few weeks ago and wanted to call you for lunch or coffee.

I recalled you have a handsome fella and didn’t want to jinx it.

So I thought better of it and passed on through to LA.

We should meet at Robin’s in Cambria sometime.

I’m certain you would love it.

Lemme know or I can meet in Moro or in your town.

Xo

Hope you are doing well.

PM for you.


31 posted on 03/01/2014 2:40:31 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Fido969
Why would a 28 year-old man need to be adopted?

I'm guessing something to do with inheritance.

32 posted on 03/01/2014 3:31:46 PM PST by Salman
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To: Fido969

Taxes I believe, but I’m no expert.


33 posted on 03/01/2014 3:48:21 PM PST by billhilly
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