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.
New Maine Confirmatory Adoption Law Increases Security for LGBTQ+ FamiliesRead More
The new law provides key protections for LGBTQ+ families that reflect Maine’s longstanding commitment to protecting all children.
LGBTQ and Fertility Care Advocates Praise Signing of Fertility Coverage BillRead More
Maine’s new law requires private insurers to cover fertility care, removing cost barriers for people who want to build their families.
Maine’s new law will require private health insurance policies to cover fertility care. This new law will drastically improve access to fertility care for all Mainers.
LD 1539 will for the first time require private insurers in Maine to cover fertility care
Making Change Outside the CourtsRead More
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