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January 18th, 2007
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From:executrix
Date:January 18th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
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I look forward to a day when courts give equal weight to the wishes of female as male litigants, although I'm not sure I'll be around to see it.

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From:mofic
Date:January 18th, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC)
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Although I'm sure you're right on the gender issue in courts in general, I don't think that's what's operating in these cases. I think it's a preference for giving legal rights first and foremost to the legally married and in the absence of a legal marriage, granting rights to the biological parent. I see it as an overvaluing of genetic connection, not an overvaluing of male contribution...
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