October 8, 2008
Case Law Development: Trial Court follows dissent to allow co-parent claim
According to LawProf Art Leonard:
New York County Supreme Court Justice Harold B. Beeler has allowed NY Court of Appeals Chief Judge Judith Kaye's dissent in the 1991 case of Alison D. v. Virginia M. To guide his steps in ruling that a woman should have a hearing to attempt to establish that she is a “de facto parent” of the child born to her former same-sex domestic partner, who was also her New York City registered domestic partner and her Vermont civil union partner. Debra H. v. Janice R., No. 106569/080.
Professor Leonard's discussion of the case can be found at his blog, Leonard Link, here.
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