custody

...now browsing by tag

 
 

USA, Arkansas: State Supreme Court Overturns Visitation Ban

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Arkansas Supreme Court - from Apple Maps

from Apple Maps

The Arkansas Supreme Court stood up for gay and lesbian parents yesterday.

Joe.My.God reports:

Another great win today by the ACLU: The Arkansas Supreme Court today reversed a lower court child custody order that prohibited a parent from having overnight visitation with his child in the presence of his long-term domestic partner. The ruling ends a widespread practice in Arkansas custody cases of courts automatically barring parents from living with an unmarried partner regardless of the circumstances.

So Arkansas courts can no longer mandate that your partner move out when your child from your previous marriage comes to visit. A big step for LGBT couples!

Find more articles and gay wedding resources in Arkansas.

The Lay of the Land Post-Windsor and –Perry

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

With marriage equality now coming to Illinois and Hawaii, nearly 40% of the country lives in a marriage equality state. But just how federal and state governments will navigate the still-unsettled reality (and consequences) of marriage equality remains an open question.

Although Windsor invalidated Section 3 of DOMA, it left Section 2 in place, which allows states to refuse to recognize same gender marriages performed in other states. Marriages are not judgments or orders, and are therefore not entitled to equality under constitutional principles of full faith and credit among the states. This has the potential to impact benefits, parental rights, divorce, and other issues for same-sex couples depending on where they marry and where they live.

Read the full story on the MEUSA news blog…

Virginia, USA: Pastor Found Guilty in Same Sex Custody/Kidnapping Case

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Pastor Found Guilty in Same Sex Custody/Kidnapping Case in VirginiaA pastor from Virginia was convicted Tuesday of helping a woman flee the country three years ago, when she was on the brink of having to turn custody of her young daughter over to the woman who was once her partner in a Vermont civil union.

The jury issued its verdict against the Rev. Kenneth Miller after several hours of deliberations in the case, which has drawn broad attention because of the legal and religious questions it raised about same-sex unions and child custody, and because the whereabouts of mother and daughter remain unknown.

Miller, 46, a Mennonite from Stuarts Draft, Va., was charged with aiding in international kidnapping for helping Lisa Miller and her daughter, Isabella, leave the country in September 2009, a month after a judge indicated he would turn custody of the girl over to Janet Jenkins, of Fair Haven, Vt., if she continued to defy a series of visitation orders.

Authored By Wilson Ring – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

Find more articles and gay wedding resources in Virginia.

To subscribe to this blog, use the rss feed on the right, or use the form at right to join our email list. You can also email us at info@purpleunions.com. Or find us on Facebook. We’re also tweeting daily at http://www.twitter.com/gaymarriagewatc.

Italy: Court Rules Being Lesbian Not Grounds For Denying Custody

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

An Italian appeals court ruled Wednesday a woman cannot be denied shared custody of her children because she is in a lesbian relationship.

The court in Sicily said her ex-husband’s desire to shield his children is “humanly understandable,” the Italian news agency ANSA reported. But the court said his ex-wife’s sexual orientation is not a legal factor in custody decisions.

The father had been seeking sole custody.

Full Story from the Polijam Times

Click here for gay marriage resources.

To subscribe to this blog, use the rss feed on the right, or use the form at right to join our email list. You can also email us at info@purpleunions.com. Or find us on Facebook – just search for Gay Marriage Watch (you’ll see our b/w wedding pic overlooking the Ferry Building and Bay Bridge in SF). We’re also tweeting daily at http://www.twitter.com/gaymarriagewatc.