Civil and Human Rights

CAC Hails Supreme Court’s Reversal of Decision Stripping Lesbian Mother of Her Children

Washington, DC – On news today that the U.S. Supreme Court summarily reversed the ruling of the Alabama Supreme Court in V.L. v. E.L., which refused to recognize a Georgia court’s judgment of adoption awarded to a lesbian mother, Constitutional Accountability Center issued the following reaction:


CAC Vice President Judith E. Schaeffer said, “A mother and her children were torn apart by a dreadful ruling by Chief Justice Roy Moore and his colleagues on the Alabama Supreme Court that ignored the Constitution’s clear command to give full faith and credit to the judgments of the courts of other states. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today corrects this terrible wrong and vindicates the family’s rights under the Constitution. In fact, the Alabama court’s ruling was so contrary to the Constitution that the Supreme Court did not even need briefing and oral argument to reverse it.”






CAC “friend of the court” brief in V.L. v. E.L.:


“The U.S. Supreme Court Should Remind Roy Moore That It Has the Final Say on the U.S. Constitution,” Brianne Gorod and Judith E. Schaeffer, Huffington Post, January 8, 2016: 




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