Recently the topic of same sex adoption has arisen in Alabama. The issue comes from a same sex couple who may have gotten legally married in a state that recognizes same sex marriages. That couple then for whatever reason relocates to Alabama. The couple is a female couple and one of them gets pregnant, and the other wishes to adopt the child by claiming that she is the spouse.
To date all Alabama courts have denied these request and upheld the denials on appeal due to Alabama not recognizing same sex marriage. This includes same sex marriages that may be valid in other states.