Sunday, June 3, 2007

Conjugal Visits for Gay and Lesbian Prisoners

"Gay and lesbian prisoners in California will be allowed overnight visits with their partners under a new prison policy, believed to be the first time a state has allowed same-sex conjugal stays.

The policy comes more than two years after a 2003 California law provided equal rights for registered domestic partners in California, including those of the same sex and non-married heterosexuals. Gay and civil rights groups had threatened to sue to permit the conjugal visits in prisons, which they say have been slow to enact changes promised by the law."

By Jesse McKinley, N.Y. Times Link to Article (last visited 6-3-07 NVS)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2007/06/conjugal_visits.html

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