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NCLR Win: Missouri Court Says Non-Bio Parent Can Seek Custody

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Lauren Gray, Communications Director lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099    Missouri Court of Appeals Says Non-Biological Parent Can Seek Custody Based on Significant, Bonded Relationship National Center for Lesbian Rights says, “What matters is the love and care a parent gives to her child, not biology”   (St. Louis, MO, October 3, 2017)—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights...

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Kentucky family law judge recuses himself from all LGBTQ adoption cases because of homophobic personal views

(San Francisco, CA, May 2, 2017)—In Kentucky, family court judge W. Mitchell Nance has issued an order recusing himself from adoption cases involving “homosexual parties.” The order was sent last week to all attorneys in Kentucky’s Barren and Metcalfe counties, calling it a “matter of conscience” and stating there is no circumstance in which “the best interest of the child be promoted by the adoption by a practicing homosexual.”   National Center for Lesbian Rights Family Law Director Cathy...

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