Welfare of children be damned?

Welfare of children be damned?

There are 3 comments on the www.washingtonblade.com story from Jun 13, 2008, titled Welfare of children be damned?. In it, www.washingtonblade.com reports that:

In twist, Md. court ruling against lesbian’s custody rights could benefit gays.

AS A ONE-TIME government appellate lawyer, I’ve had to read a lot of judicial nonsense by which judges justify their own obviously personal biases by way of superficially lofty legal reasoning. At first glance, that’s how I saw the recent opinion in which Maryland’s highest court refused to grant visitation rights to a lesbian, “Margaret K.”

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Ralph

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Jun 13, 2008
Finally, proof that there are thinking, hetero people out there who are willing to consider the evidence, and change their mind.

Cpetr13

“Reality is better than truth”

Since: Jun 07

Indianapolis

#2 Jun 13, 2008
I find it fascinating that the court does not take into consideration what is best for the child, just the spiteful desire of the legal parent. Anyone thinking about adoption should take note of this. The child is old enough to suffer parental separation; this may be legally justifiable but it is still unmitigatedly cruel. If I were a friend of the woman who has custody, I would probably no longer associate with her; clearly her own anger and spite are worth more to her than the happiness of her child. That is an unfit parent.
Ralph wrote:
Finally, proof that there are thinking, hetero people out there who are willing to consider the evidence, and change their mind.
Ralph

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Jun 15, 2008
Cpetr13 wrote:
I find it fascinating that the court does not take into consideration what is best for the child, just the spiteful desire of the legal parent. Anyone thinking about adoption should take note of this. The child is old enough to suffer parental separation; this may be legally justifiable but it is still unmitigatedly cruel. If I were a friend of the woman who has custody, I would probably no longer associate with her; clearly her own anger and spite are worth more to her than the happiness of her child. That is an unfit parent.
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Just to clarify, I was speaking of the article's author, Mr. Bernstien, not the court decision.

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