The Connecticut Supreme Court, its hands tied by state law, practically engraved the invitation it extended to lawmakers in the Baby Z. adoption case last year.

“We recognize that all of the child care experts have concluded that the proposed adoption would be in Baby Z.’s best interest,” former Chief Justice Robert J. Callahan wrote in In Re the Adoption of Baby Z, in which the court held that state law barred a woman in a lesbian relationship from adopting her partner’s baby, but “policy determinations are for the Legislature, not the judiciary to make.”

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