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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 couple who jointly raised the biological child of one of [...]

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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 arrangements. [...]

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Pastor, Liberty law school named in RICO lawsuit over Miller kidnapping

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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BURLINGTON, Vt. -- In a case action filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for Vermont, Janet Jenkins filed a civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) lawsuit against the Mennonite pastor who was convicted of aiding an international kidnapping by helping her former partner flee the country with the couple's [...]

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Mennonite minister guilty of aiding kidnapping in lesbian custody feud

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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BURLINGTON, Vt. -- A federal court on Tuesday found a Virginia Mennonite minister guilty of aiding and abetting in an international kidnapping case, by assisting a woman embroiled in a child custody case with her former lesbian partner to flee the country with the couple's young daughter. [...]

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FBI makes arrest in lesbian pair’s kidnapping, child custody battle

Friday, April 22, 2011
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A man accused of helping a former lesbian sneak a child out of the country, violating a court order that the mother turn the child over to her former same-sex partner, was arrested April 18 and will be arraigned in federal court in Vermont on Monday, April 25. [...]

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