August 10th, 2002

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Lesbian couple can adopt same last name, justices say

Why they even needed to take this to their state supreme court in the first place...

http://www.contaxguide.com/Anational_news.htm

COLUMBUS, OHIO

Lesbian couple can adopt same last name, justices say

The two mothers of baby Sarah Rylen now can share her last name - the one
the lesbian couple created using letters from their separate surnames and
the one lower courts wouldn't allow them to adopt.

The Ohio Supreme Court said in a 6-1 ruling that the Hamilton couple must be
allowed to change their names because they followed all required procedures
and their intent was not fraudulent.