Recognition of same-sex marriage nationwide in the historic 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S. Ct. 2584, 192 L. Ed. 2d 609 (2015) was a huge step forward for the LGBTQ community, but many steps remain in the United States toward achieving full equality. Among the crucial areas where same-sex couples require legal assistance is establishing and protecting parental rights.
When married straight couples have a child, the legal default is that both the husband and wife are recognized as the legal parent for all purposes. However, that is not always the case when a child is born to a married same-sex couple. In the case of a two-woman couple, the woman who gives birth will be legally recognized as a parent, but that is not necessarily true for her wife.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]