The Utah Supreme Court has lifted an order that had blocked spouses in same-sex marriages from adopting their partner's children. The state's highest court had imposed a stay on the adoptions in May, while Utah appealed a federal ruling last year that permitted same-sex marriages. Earlier this month the U.S. Supreme Court denied appeals of same-sex marriage bans and an appeals court reaffirmed its order making same-sex marriages legal in Utah. The state's attorney general ordered county clerks to recognize all legally performeed same-sex marriages and petitioned the state Supreme Court to remove its stay on adoptions.
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