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Oklahoma High Court Gives Lesbian Co-Parent Standing in Custody Dispute 

Oklahoma High Court Gives Lesbian Co-Parent Standing in Custody Dispute 

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | The Oklahoma Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a woman who spent 10 years raising a child with her former same-sex partner can use a legal approach known as the equitable doctrine of “in loco parentis” to get standing to sue for custody or visitation of the child. The November 17 opinion, […]

NYS High Court Sets Aside Hate Crime Conviction But Allows Retrial    

NYS High Court Sets Aside Hate Crime Conviction But Allows Retrial    

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | The New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest bench, ruled unanimously on November 24 that the Appellate Division had correctly reversed the hate crime manslaughter conviction of Dwight R. DeLee in the 2008 killing of Lateisha Green, a transgender woman, in Syracuse. Unlike the intermediate appeals court, however, the high […]

Lesbian Co-Parent Claim Precluded By 22-Year-Old Case

Lesbian Co-Parent Claim Precluded By 22-Year-Old Case

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | The evil that courts do lives on… On October 4, the New York Law Journal published a ruling out of the Rockland County Family Court that rejected all attempts by a lesbian co-parent to challenge her former partner’s refusal to allow her any contact with the children they had been raising […]