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Kansas Supreme Court Affirms Parental Rights for Same Sex Partners

February 25th, 2013

The Kansas Supreme Court issued a ruling on Friday entitling same sex partners to parental rights over children which they help raise.  The Court affirmed a lower court ruling which awarded parental rights to the non-biological mother of two children conceived through artificial insemination and raised by her and the children’s biological mother during their partnership.  The lower court had denied the biological mother’s attempt to cut off her former partner’s contact with the children after the couple separated, granting joint custody to both women.

If you want to read the full opinion, you can find it on the Kansas Supreme Court website by clicking here.