Tag Archives: Adoption/Fostering

Spain: Judge remains barred over malicious prevarication against lesbian couple

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The Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court has confirmed the decision taken at the time by the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) to deny the reinstatement to active duty in the judicial career of Fernando Ferrín Calamita, the judge of Murcia who was sentenced in 2009 to ten years of special disqualification for the “malicious” delay in the procedures for adopting a minor by the wife of the biological mother of the child.

The resolution, of which the magistrate José Manuel Sieira has been a speaker, recalls that the crime of prevarication is one of the most serious that a member of the judicial career can commit  in that it breaches (both) the essence of the Judiciary and the baseline behaviour expected of those who represent it.

Moreover, it distinguishes between the crime of malicious prevarication provided for in article 446 of the Criminal Code, for which Ferrín Calamita was convicted, and that of guilty prevarication of article 447. Thus, he emphasizes that, in this case, “we are facing a crime of greater gravity”, which does the damage to the public service is undoubtedly greater.

The events date back to 2006 when a lesbian couple began the adoption process with the aim of one being recognized as the adoptive mother of the girl that her romantic partner had conceived through artificial insemination.
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La Sala de lo Contencioso-Administrativo del Tribunal Supremo ha confirmado la decisión adoptada en su día por el Consejo General del Poder Judicial (CGPJ) de denegar la rehabilitación y el reingreso al servicio activo en la carrera judicial de Fernando Ferrín Calamita, el juez de Murcia que fue condenado en 2009 a diez años de inhabilitación especial por el retraso “malicioso” de los trámites de adopción de una menor por parte de la esposa de la madre biológica de la pequeña.

La resolución, de la que ha sido ponente el magistrado José Manuel Sieira, recuerda que el delito de prevaricación es uno de los más graves que puede cometer un miembro de la carrera judicial en cuanto quiebra la esencia del Poder Judicial y la conducta mínimamente exigible a quien lo encarna.

Es más, distingue entre el delito de prevaricación dolosa previsto en al artículo 446 del Código Penal, por el que fue condenado precisamente Ferrín Calamita, y el de prevaricación culposa del artículo 447. Así, subraya que, en este caso, “estamos ante un delito de mayor gravedad”, lo que hace el perjuicio para el servicio público sea indudablemente mayor.

Los hechos se remontan al año 2006 cuando una pareja de lesbianas inició el proceso de adopción con el objetivo de que una de ellas fuera reconocida como la madre adoptiva de la niña que su pareja sentimental había concebido por inseminación artificial.(Original)

Continue reading at: https://elcierredigital.com/sucesos/797032792/deniegan-volver-juez-calamitas.html (Source)

Mississippi Youth Court judge denies lesbian couple adoption of new baby

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A lesbian couple were supposed to pick up their new foster child from Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. On their way home from the hospital, after meeting their new child, they were told a judge changed his mind about the approval.

Continue reading at: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/
mississippi-youth-court-judge-denies-lesbian-couple-adoption-new-baby-reason-absurd/
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Israel Demands That Lesbians Seeking to Adopt Children Declare They Are Not Sex Offenders

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A lack of legislation makes it difficult for lesbian couples seeking to recognize maternal legal status for their shared children, and are often left at the whim of the courts

Continue reading at: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.829560 (Source)

How One Lesbian Couple Changed Angela Merkel’s Mind About Marriage Equality

So, what changed? Well, it turns out that Merkel’s views were changed the same way that so many people’s are — by meeting a same-sex couple and spending time with them and their family. At a recent event with women’s magazine Brigitte, Merkel said she had “a life-changing experience in my home constituency,” after being invited to have dinner with a lesbian couple and their eight foster children.

Continue reading at: Angela Merkel Same-Sex Marriage Equality Germany (Source)

Lesbian Mother’s Appeal to Mississippi Sup. Court could have effects on custody battles across U.S.

Chris is appealing the Rankin County court decision that she cannot be placed on the child’s birth certificate, due to the fact that – under Mississippi law – the child already has two biological parents. The case could change the face of legal custody battles, depending on the outcome.

Continue reading at: Appeal to Mississippi Sup. Court could have effects on custody battles across U.S. – News Mississippi (Source)

This Lesbian Mom Shares An Amazing Story About Her Journey To Creating Her Family

Fulfilling her heart’s desire to create a family was a personal odyssey for Natasha King, 46, of Saskatchewan, Canada. 

Continue reading at: This Lesbian Mom Shares An Amazing Story About Her Journey To Creating Her Family | The Huffington Post (Source)