The Law: Adopting a Lover

Jack Baker, 29, is president of the University of Minnesota Student Association, a top-ranking third-year law student—and a homosexual. Since arriving in Minnesota two years ago, he and his roommate-lover, James McConnell, also 29, have been seeking a marriage license; their appeal of the authorities' refusal to grant a license is before the Minnesota Supreme Court. Meanwhile, like a good lawyer, Baker has sought some other means to establish a legal relationship with McConnell. Last week he found one. A judge in Minneapolis allowed McConnell to adopt Baker.

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