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Court Hands Big Win to LGBT Families, Redefines ‘Parenthood’ [Law Newz]

Thursday, September 1, 2016  
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Brooke B. v Elizabeth A.

 

New York State, often thought of for its progressive policies, had long been behind-the-times when it comes to child custody and visitation. Yesterday, after a lengthy legal battle, New York’s highest court effectively overruled a quarter-century-old precedent which had defined “parent” too narrowly to conform with the needs of today’s families. The decision is as much a victory for children as it is for the LGBT community.

 

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