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Appeals Court Denies Sperm Donor Paternity Test

Appeals Court Denies Sperm Donor Paternity Test

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | In a case showing the pressing need to update New York’s Domestic Relations Law to reflect modern-day family realities and take full account of the state’s Marriage Equality Act, the Albany-based Third Department of the Appellate Division ruled on January 25 that a sperm donor to a lesbian married couple could […]

New “Parent” Precedent Helps Co-Dad

New “Parent” Precedent Helps Co-Dad

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | In what is likely the first application of the recent New York Court of Appeals decision adopting a new definition of “parent” under the state’s Domestic Relations Law to account for same-sex couples raising children, a state appellate panel ruled that a gay man who was parenting twin children conceived through […]