Another Same-Sex Parenting Rights Issue Upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Supreme Court Same-Sex Custody Case Decision The U.S. Supreme Court declined on February 22, 2018, to hear an appeal of a case where the Arizona Supreme Court found that a lesbian woman should be recognized as the legal parent of the child she and her former wife conceived through artificial insemination during their marriage. The case, stems from a custody dispute between Kimberly McLaughlin and Suzan McLaughlin.  The couple was legally married in California in 2008, and chose to have a child via artificial insemination and an anonymous sperm donor.  In 2011, Kimberly gave birth to the couple’s son.  Two years later, she left with the child and cut off all communication between Suzan and their son.  Upon filing for divorce, Suzan sought parenting time based upon an Arizona law regarding the presumption of parentage.  Specifically, the law states that a child born to a woman within 10 months of her marriage is…

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