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Mobile County Gay Adoption Lawsuit Dismissed
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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- The federal judge who overturned Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage has dismissed a lawsuit accusing a county probate judge of violating her ruling. The couple whose lawsuit led U.S. District Judge Callie Granade to knock down the ban filed a new lawsuit last month against Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis. Davis had issued an "interlocutory decree" granting Cari Searcy temporary parental rights to the son she shares with Kim McKeand. But he said he would not issue a final adoption order until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the marriage cases before it. Searcy on Tuesday filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, saying Davis had removed disputed language from his order and recused himself from her case. Granade issued an order Thursday dismissing the lawsuit.


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