Lesbian In Washington To Sue For Parental Rights

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    I noticed something interesting in the story. Highlighted toward the end of the article is: Britain married the sperm donor.

    Now..maybe it's just me...but I have always thought that if two lesbians want to have a child, they go to a friend (of one or both) and ask him to donate his sperm for a child. But Britain ended up marrying the "sperm donor" who is probably a good friend. Is this the writer's "spin" on the subject so it doesn't make it look like the lesbian went straight?

    You mean...she really isn't lesbian after all? She wasn't born that way? She could actually switch from lesbianism to being straight?

    Amazing...and they thought it wasn't possible.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a woman who raised a child from birth to age 6 while in a relationship with the girl's biological mother can seek parental rights as a "de facto parent (search)," essentially creating a new class of parent in the state.

    "Today we hold that our common law recognizes the status of de facto parents and places them in parity with biological and adoptive parents in our state," the court, led by Justice Bobbe J. Bridge, wrote in the 7-2 decision. "Neither the United States Supreme Court nor this court has ever held that 'family' or 'parents' are terms limited in their definition by a strict biological prerequisite."

    Sue Ellen Carvin (search), who goes by "Mian," sued her former partner, Page Britain (search), in King County Superior Court in November 2002, alleging that Britain had unfairly cut off access to Britain's biological daughter, identified in court papers as L.B.

    The two had been together for about six years when they decided to raise a child together. Britain was artificially inseminated and gave birth in 1995. For the next several years, Carvin stayed home to raise the girl, who called her "Mama" and Britain "Mommy."

    But a year and a half ago, Britain and Carvin split. Britain married the sperm donor and subsequently barred Carvin from seeing L.B.

    The high court's ruling affirms a May 2004 ruling by the state Court of Appeals, which had ruled Carvin could seek parental rights to L.B. The three-judge panel found that while Carvin did not have standing under the state's Uniform Parentage Act, she could seek status as a "de facto or psychological parent" by presenting evidence of a parent-child relationship.

    The high court remanded the case to trial to determine whether Carvin is L.B.'s de facto parent.

    "We strongly urge trial courts in this and similar cases to consider the interests of children in dependency, parentage, visitation, custody, and support proceedings," the court wrote, and "to act on their behalf and represent their interests would be appropriate and in the interests of justice."

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,174479,00.html
     
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    WA State Supreme Court contains 7 IDIOTS. :( Idiots who don't care about the welfare of a child. I hope and Pray Brittian can de-program her child from the time she spends with the Lesbo - for the child's sake.
     
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    What's really sad is that the child is hurt either way.

    Why can't we have marriage laws that really protect children instead of pandering to the so-called adults?

    Such as only a qualified married male and female can have children by the normal method? (with exceptions for only medical reasons)

    Heck, people have to get permits for getting married. Why not get permits for having children too? Might prevent a whole lot of suffering by children. Especially those that are artificially created and raised in an artificial family.
     

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