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Utah Judge Reverses Order To Take Foster Child From Lesbian Couple

A Utah judge has reversed his order to take a foster child away from a couple because of their sexual orientation.
Posted at 5:13 PM, Nov 12, 2015

A Utah judge has reversed his order to take a foster child away from a couple because of their sexual orientation.

April Hoagland and Beckie Peirce had been raising the baby for three months when the child was removed from their home.

"We are worried about keeping our child and making sure it doesn't happen again," Peirce said."Yes, because no one should have to go through this," Hoagland said.

Juvenile Court Judge Scott Johansen issued the ruling. The couple said the judge told them research suggests that children do better when raised by heterosexual couples.

The incident attracted national attention, and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted her support for the couple

But it's unclear at this point if the fight is over. The Salt Lake Tribune quotes the new order as saying, "The court cited a concern that research has shown that children are more emotionally and mentally stable when raised by a mother and father in the same home."

This video includes an image from Joe Gratz.