- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Supreme Court has ruled in a favor of a man who is challenging the constitutionality of the state’s adoption laws.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1jy5A5M ) that the state’s highest court issued its ruling Tuesday, overturning a decision by a lower state court to throw out the case.

The ruling sends the case back to that court. Christopher Carlton of Pennsylvania brought the lawsuit after his then-girlfriend came to Utah in 2010 and gave up their baby in adoption without his permission.

Carlton’s girlfriend used the Adoption Center of Choice, which recently lost its state license. The attorney for the agency didn’t return calls requesting comment.

Carlton is among 12 fathers who have filed a different lawsuit accusing Utah, saying the state’s adoption laws allow fraud and kidnapping.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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