Presumed Parenthood for California Domestic Partners – Did This Issue Have to Be Litigated?

Under longstanding legal principles in most American jurisdictions, and definitely in California, when a married woman has a child, her spouse is presumed to be the legal parent of the child.  When California first established legally-recognized domestic partnerships for same-sex couples, this status brought with it only a limited menu of rights and responsibilities.  However, through a few rounds of amendments, the domestic partnership status was expanded to come close to matching the legal rights … <Read More>