When Gay Couple Breaks Up, Who Gets the Pooch?

Douglas Gellenbeck and Michael Whitton were domestic partners for thirteen years.  In 2008, they bought a co-op studio apartment together on East 11th Street, and the next year they registered their domestic partnership with New York City.  Some time during their relationship Stevie, a dog, entered their life as well.  Now Stevie is at the center of a heated custody dispute in Gellenbeck v. Whitton, Docket No. 154365/2014, NYLJ 1202741935478 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., N.Y. County, … <Read More>