Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I Actually Said, "NO WAY!"

Out loud when I saw the headline.

Judge: Birth Mom Must Give Child to Ex-Partner

Stories like this give me hope that someday we'll all be considered equal.

16 comments:

Dana said...

GREAT story! It's good to see a judge who is swayed only by the best interest of the child(ren) rather than gender roles or sexual orientation!

Gina said...

That's awesome. Baby steps, baby steps....

Melissa said...

Hell yeah! This is awesome!!

Little T said...

My sister the attorney is going to love this. Thanks for sharing.

Glimmer Man said...

I was glad to some things in particular:

1) that the court said it was treating this as it would any other marriage / married couple; and

2) that the Supreme Court brilliantly (and rightly so) decided not to stir the pot; and

3) that Virginia and Vermont agreed. :O ;)

The downside I see is that it appears the mother has left and taken the child.

My New Year's wish is that the verdict is carried out appropriately and quickly.

CheekyMonkey said...

That woman makes me very angry... oh, all of a sudden I'm not gay.

whatever crazy bat. Happy to hear there's a judge that's listening to what's best for the child. Great news! Now, hopefully that lady will turn the kid over...so sad!!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I already consider ourselves equal, and I think a majority of people are seeing that, too!

This Mom said...

I was amazed as well. I just hope that she turns up to hand her over.

Mike Golch said...

WTF is wrong with this "judge"??????

nitebyrd said...

An evolved judge! Who would've thunk it?

Vodka Mom said...

Happy new year.


and holy cow. Some people ARE evolving.

Jeanne said...

When my daughter was about 5 months pregnant with my grandson, one day over dinner she said, "Mom, tell Amy that if something happens to me you won't take the baby away from her."

I don't know if it was my instant assurance that I wouldn't try to take the baby, or my lemur-like, terrified eyes, but Amy believed me and finally started to relax.

Decisions like that belong with the child's parents, not their tottering old grandparents.

phd in yogurtry said...

So good to read, this news of judges issuing verdicts free of bias. The child's best interest needs to trump biology.

Stacey said...

Wanted to wish you and your family a very happy and healthy 2010!

James said...

I think it is great too. Sadly I think fundementalist Christians will hide the mother and child.

Jaimey said...

My only problem with that article is the little pole at the bottom that states 54% of almost 40k people think its not ok for gay couples to raise children and the other one that 67% of 37k believe the judge is wrong to give the child to the OTHER PARENT! grrr

someday all will be right with the world. Right?! :/