Friday, March 31, 2006

Maryland Court Allows Gay Father to Retain Custody of Child and Have Partner Live With Him

A gay Maryland father who was forced to choose between custody of his son and living with his male partner has won court permission to reunite the household. On Monday, a Montgomery County judge ended the four-year-old cohabitation ban set in place by an Alexandria, Va., court. The 2002 ruling awarded custody to the father, contingent upon his partner moving out. The couple moved to Maryland, which is considered friendlier to same-sex couples.

Click here to read the Baltimore Sun article about the case, with commentary by family law Professor Jane Murphy of the University of Baltimore. (last visited March 31, 2006 bgf)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2006/03/maryland_court__1.html

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