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Representing Plaintiff(s) · Victory · Final Disposition on December 31, 2004

C.E.W. v. D.E.W.

GLAD, along with Maine co-counsel, won the right to seek full parental rights and responsibilities for a non-biological lesbian mother in Maine whose former partner, the child’s biological mother,  was seeking to terminate any legal relationship between our client and the child the women have raised together.  Maine’s highest court (the Law Court) ruled unanimously that a de facto parent, one who has a parent-child relationship on the basis of conduct rather than merely on a biological or adoptive relationship, has equal footing to seek parental rights and responsibilities.