28 Aug '11, 10pm

NE Court Issues Important Same-Sex Parent Custody Ruling | Care2

NE Court Issues Important Same-Sex Parent Custody Ruling | Care2

The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday issued a decision that serves to clarify the custody rights of same-sex couples in the state, ruling that a non-biologically related woman can pursue custody and visitation rights now that her relationship with the child’s biological mother has ended because, the court found, there was adequate evidence to say she had been acting as the boy’s parent during the life of the relationship. As such, the court gave permission for Teri Latham and Susan Schwerdtfeger to take their custody case back to the lower courts to decide whether Latham, the non-biologically related parent, should be granted visitation rights. From the Associated Press: The two lived together as a couple for more than 15 years before having a son together in 2001. The two women chose a sperm donor together and shared the cost of the fertility treatments for Schwerdtfeger’...

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