New Column on Ohio SC Custody Decision; Giuliani Tells
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Holstein Criticizes New Ohio Supreme Court’s Lesbian Partner/Child Custody Decision in Columbus Dispatch "Fathers and Families has no position on same-sex marriage. But we do have a position on same-sex ‘divorce.’ "Once a child has bonded with two adults as her parents, she is deeply and often permanently hurt by the sudden, court-ordered absence of one of her parents, regardless of the parents’ sexual orientation…”
Fathers and Families Board Chairman Ned Holstein, MD, MS criticizes the new Ohio Supreme Court’s lesbian partner/child custody decision in his new column Kids with two parents need both, even in breakup (Columbus Dispatch, 7/18/11).
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In the piece, Holstein writes:
The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled against Michele Hobbs, a lesbian “social mom,” in her desire to co-parent the child she helped raise from birth. She and biological mom Kelly Mullen agreed to raise a child together, sought out a sperm donor and shared the parenting from the birth of their now-five-year-old daughter, Lucy. The court’s ruling means that Lucy might never see the woman she calls “momma.” It is a mistake.
Most of the public sees this as a gay-rights case. The court sees it as a technical issue of defining who is a parent under the law. In reality, it is a best-interest-of-the-child case similar to everyday heterosexual child-custody disputes…
Επίσης, στην ίδια ιστοσελίδα, διαβάζουμε κείμενα του γνωστού σκηνοθέτη John Eisendrath'
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για την επιμέλεια παιδιών και τη σημασία της καθημερινής παρουσίας του πατέρα:
Today John says:
This is a cause near and dear to my heart. Children have the right to have a relationship with both parents after a divorce or separation–a right that is routinely violated by our court system. We’ve long needed a strong, well-funded national advocacy group that can represent the interests of children of divorce. We need to bring balance to a system rife with gender bias and which devalues the importance of the father-child bond.