Calling it the logical extension of the legalization of same-sex marriage and the 2016 expansion of unmarried partners’ custody rights in New York, a judge has granted “tri-custody” of a boy to a man and two women who have all helped raise the youngster.

Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice H. Patrick Leis III said in his March 8 determination that both biological parents of a child identified as “J.M.” have shown their love and concern for the now-10-year-old—but so has the woman named “Dawn M.” who brought the action seeking the unique “tri-custody” arrangement.

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