National Center for Lesbian Rights

Cases & Advocacy

Torrez v. Bombard

Status: Closed

Outcome: Resolved

Location: Arizona

Rhonda Bombard and Sandra Torrez were a same-sex couple who had two children through assisted reproduction. Rhonda gave birth to the children, and the couple raised their children together for seven years. Rhonda then secretly moved the children to New York and cut off contact with Sandra.

An Arizona trial court ordered that Sandra be given visitation with the child, but Rhonda refused to follow the order and appealed. The Arizona Court of Appeals held that the order was only a temporary order and sent the case back to the trial court.

NCLR, along with Greg R. Davis of Davis Faas Blasé PLLC and Taylor C. Young of Mandel Young PLC, represented Sandra in the appeal.

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