Gay couples in Kentucky who were married out of state now have the same benefits afforded to straight couples.
A federal judge ruled that the state must recognize gay marriages.
For couples like Jennifer Crosser and Joan Callahan that means they can finally adopt Crosser's 28 year-old biological son David.
Prior to the judge's ruling a couple had to be married to adopt a child. Now that Callahan is recognized in the state as Crosser's spouse, she can be legally recognized as David's mother.
The conservative 'Family Foundation' has opposed the judge's ruling and is pressuring Attorney General Jack Conway to appeal the ruling.
Conway has 30 days to decide if he'll appeal. He said in a statement that he will consult Governor Steve Beshear before making that decision.
Crosser and Callahan said they know of other gay couples that will also be adopting children as a result of the ruling.