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Alabama court reverses itself, allows visitation case after same-sex couple split

Saturday, February 28, 2015
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An Alabama appeals court reversed itself on Friday, ruling that a woman who separated from her same-sex partner in Georgia can pursue visitation rights in Alabama. ...

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Lesbian couple in New Jersey again locked in legal battle with sperm donor

Saturday, February 14, 2015
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When Sheena and Tiara Yates decided they wanted to have a second child, the lesbian couple sought out a sperm donor and drew up a contract in which the man agreed to give up his paternity rights - a measure ...

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Alabama appeals court voids same-sex partner’s child visitation order

Sunday, October 26, 2014
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- An Alabama appeals court says a judge can't order child visitation following the split-up of a same-sex couple. The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled Friday that a Jefferson County judge was wrong to order child visitation ...

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N.J. court recognizes non-biological parents’ rights in same-sex custody case

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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An appellate court in New Jersey has ruled that a parent with no biological or legal ties to a child may still be entitled to custodial rights as a "psychological Parent." The decision comes in the case of a lesbian ...

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N.H. Supreme Court sides with birth mother’s ex-partner in custody case

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the ex-partner of a 12-year-old's girl's birth mother has made her case to be considered a parent under the law. The unanimous ruling makes New Hampshire the fourth state ...

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Texas appeals court blocks ruling in same-sex couple’s divorce case

Saturday, April 26, 2014
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SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- A Texas state appeals court has halted divorce and child custody proceedings for two San Antonio women who were legally married out of state. ...

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Birth mother jailed in Pa. same-sex custody dispute

Friday, January 10, 2014
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MERCER, Pa. -- A woman has been jailed for contempt of court in western Pennsylvania for moving to Ohio with her 12-year-old birth daughter in violation of a judge's order in a bitter same-sex custody dispute. ...

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Ark. man appeals ruling barring partner from home when son visits

Friday, November 8, 2013
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A judge violated an Arkansas man's constitutional rights by barring his gay partner from staying overnight when his son visits, imposing a blanket restriction on unmarried couples living together, attorneys told the state's highest court Thursday. ...

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Fla. Supreme Court settles lesbian couple’s custody battle

Thursday, November 7, 2013
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a woman who donated an egg to her lesbian partner has parental rights to the child and is ordering a lower court to work out custody, child support and visitation ...

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Ind. court: Law unclear on custody issues of children of same-sex parents

Friday, November 1, 2013
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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Court of Appeals wants the Legislature to update state laws to address custody issues regarding children of same-sex and other non-traditional families. ...

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