HRC Files Complaint Against Utah Judge Who Ordered Baby Removed From Lesbian Couple


Carlos Santoscoy | On Top Magazine | November 14, 2015

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) on Friday filed a complaint against the Utah juvenile court judge who ordered a baby girl removed from her lesbian foster parents and placed with a heterosexual couple.

In ordering the couple to give up the baby, Judge Scott Johansen reportedly said that “kids in homosexual homes don’t do as well as they do in heterosexual homes.”

On Friday, Johansen rescinded his order at the request of the state, which means married couple April Hoagland and Beckie Peirce will keep the baby, but child welfare officials said that that could change after a custody hearing scheduled for Friday, December 4.

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