“The state Supreme Court has allowed an infant to stay with her same-sex foster parents in Fayette County. In a unanimous decision released on Friday, the justices determined that Fayette Circuit Judge Paul Blake erred when he allowed the state Department of Health and Human Resources to approve the infant’s removal from her foster home. The child had lived with Kathryn Kutil and Cheryl Hess, a same-sex couple who had already been approved as foster parents, for her entire life after having been born to drug-addicted mother in December 2007. Blake agreed with Thomas Fast, the child’s court-appointed guardian-ad-litem, and the DHHR’s recommendation to relocate the child, and decided that the child would be better off in a home with a ‘traditional’ family, i.e. a married mother and father.” [Charleston Gazette]
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Sanity prevails in West Virginia. I remember reading about this case when the foster parents initially lost custody, it was a total WTF! moment…Thank God for “activist” (rational, sane, non-fundamentalist, intelligent) judges.
Those activist judges, making decisions based on the law and science and the best interest in the child.
Phoenix (Got Pride?)
Um, Your Honor Judge Paul “Douche-burger” Blake, I’d like to point out the baby was removed from a “traditional” household. They didn’t do such a hot job of parenting, did they?
@Phoenix (Got Pride?):
Yeah. I love how Blake blithely ignored that rather obvious fact.
Like taking the almost drowned baby out of the tub and putting him on the stove to dry.
Jason in WV
Woo hoo! WV does something right for a change!
Considering where this took place, this is actually a really big story. Good for the West VA. State Supreme Court!
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