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William L. Taylor, 1931-2010

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June 28, 2010

By Guest Blogger Nancy Polikoff  Civil rights lawyer William L. (Bill) Taylor, died today at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.  He was 78, and had been hospitalized since he suffered a brain injury as a result of a fall last month.  Bill will be lauded in the days and weeks to come for his contributions […]

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Yale Cultural Cognition Project considers gay and lesbian parenting

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May 13, 2010

by Nancy Polikoff Among opponents of gay and lesbian adoption who base their opposition on the welfare of children, only 22% say they would change their mind if shown convincing empirical evidence that children raised by gay and lesbian couples are just as likely to be healthy and well-adjusted as children raised by heterosexual couples. […]

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Kentucky Supreme Court recognizes nonbio mom in stunning opinion

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January 28, 2010

By Nancy Polikoff In one of the best and most straightforward court opinions I have ever read on the subject, the Kentucky Supreme Court last week ruled, in a 4-3 decision, that a nonbiological mom was entitled to joint custody of the son she planned for and raised with her former partner. The opinion, Mullins […]

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Vermont judge orders transfer of custody to non-bio mom of Isabella Miller-Jenkins

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November 23, 2009

The custody dispute over Isabella Miller-Jenkins is the longest running and most notorious dispute between former same-sex partners over a child they planned for and raised together. You can read much of the background in a February 2007 Washington Post Magazine article, and the GLAD website has more recent updates. Here are the barebones: Janet […]

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