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Pennsylvania’s statute providing standing for grandparent visitation when a child’s parents are divorced, getting divorced, or have been separated for six months or more has withstood an equal protection challenge before the state Supreme Court.

A deeply divided panel found 4-3 that �5312 of the Domestic Relations Code survived scrutiny because it was narrowly tailored and because of the government’s interest in the well-being of children — a holding that provoked two separate dissenting statements.

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