Court lets custody case pitting ex-lesbian couple to proceed

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that a gay woman may proceed with her efforts to obtain joint custody of a girl borne by her ex-partner when they were still together.

The court issued its ruling Thursday.

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The woman, identified as Amy, had asked the court to block adoption proceedings by her ex-partner’s husband. The girl’s mother became pregnant with the help of a sperm donor. She gave birth in 2006 when she and Amy were still a couple.

The case is among several across the country involving wrenching personal questions about what it means to be a parent under today’s ever-changing definition of family in the eyes of the law.

 

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