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Gay Parenting 101: Tools to Protect Gay and Lesbian Families - Part 1, Second Parent Adoption - Mo's Journal
August 9th, 2006
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Gay Parenting 101: Tools to Protect Gay and Lesbian Families - Part 1, Second Parent Adoption

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From:mofic
Date:August 9th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
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Bet it dried up her subsequent sex/dating life permanently, though! :D JUST DESSERTS.

That's the one consolation for me. Her predecessors in other states largely got away with cutting the other parent out of the child's lives, unscathed. I've been saying for years that we need a community ethic that says this isn't acceptable, that doesn't let women just throw away the other parent just because they can. And I'm seeing with Silverstein that at least in California and at least if you threaten everyone's families and not just your own, there is such an ethic. She'll have to change her name and move to Virginia or something to live this one down.

Thanks for sending people here! And hugs to the squid.
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From:executrix
Date:August 9th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
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Speaking of Virginia, Findlaw doesn't have the decision in Miller-Jenkins yet, but the NY Times covered it on the 5th (Adam Liptak, "Parental Rights Upheld for Lesbian Ex-Partner", p. A11) and this is the Findlaw news story:

http://news.corporate.findlaw.com/ap/o/632/08-04-2006/f33800167e6b8cad.html
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From:mofic
Date:August 9th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm planning on talking about Miller-Jenkins when I do civil union and marriage. I've been following it for some time. My lover thinks it's going to be our big win, eventually, that the Supremes will take it and find for us. But she's an optimist...
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From:executrix
Date:August 9th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I hope she's right!
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