Thursday, October 31, 2013

Another case from the Michigan Court of Appeals has come down, telling us that a non-biological parent from a same-sex relationship is not a "parent" under Michigan law, and so she was not entitled to custody and parenting time of the child.   The court stated that the parent did not have standing because she wasn't related to the child by blood, and the court refused to expand the equitable parent doctrine.  The court cited the Van case, which limits the equitable parent doctrine to married couples, and stated that because the same-sex parents were not married under Michigan law, it didn't apply.  Here's a link to the case: 

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