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Mexico: violent father granted sole custody of daughter because mother is lesbian

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Anayansi has not seen her daughter for five years, after divorcing her ex-husband to marry Martha. Despite serious allegations that the girl is being raped by the father, the justice system in Sinaloa and the institutions that watch over the family and women’s rights have ignored the evidence.

According to Anayansi, the authorities’ justification for not giving her custody of her daughter is because “being a lesbian, she sets a bad example for the minor.”

Martha and Anayansi were married in Guadalajara when same-sex marriage was made legal there.

Anayansi says that almost six years ago when she separated from her ex-husband, the divorce process began and with it the unexpected child custody outcome.

When all this started, it was a big deal in my family and in the courts. They said that I was a tomboy and the judge, although she did not put the reason for her decision in writing in the judgement, practically said that I was a bad mother and for that I was not going to be able to see my daughter. When I personally went to ask for the reason that my daughter was going to live with her father, she concluded by saying that it was because of who I was: my sexual orientation.
(Translated)

Anayansi tiene cinco años sin ver a su hija, tras divorciarse de su ex marido para casarse con Martha. Pese a que existen señalamientos graves de que la niña es violentada por el padre, la justicia en Sinaloa y las instituciones que velan por la familia y derechos de las mujeres, han ignorado las pruebas.

Según Anayansi, la justificación de las autoridades para no darle la custodia de su hija es porque “al ser lesbiana da un mal ejemplo a la menor”.

Martha y Anayansi se casaron en Guadalajara ya que en esa entidad sí es legal el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo.

Anayansi cuenta que hace casi seis años se separó de su ex marido, se inició el proceso de divorcio y con ello la incógnita de para quien sería la custodia de la niña.

Cuando todo esto empezó se hizo un zafarrancho en mi familia y en los juzgados, decían que yo era una marimacha y la juez, aunque no dejó por escrito en la sentencia en qué basó su dictamen, prácticamente dijo que yo era una mala mamá y por eso no iba a poder ver a la niña. Cuando fui personalmente a ver el porqué de esta decisión de que se quedara la niña con su papá, ella remató diciendo que era por cómo yo era: mi orientación sexual.
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Continue reading: https://www.elsoldesinaloa.com.mx/local/por-ser-lesbiana-la-justicia-discrimina-a-anayansi-5334426.html (source)

Refugee lesbians at the mercy of the German bureaucracy

Success Johnson and Diana Namusoke

[Diane] Namusoke, 48, and [Success] Johnson, 27, are two lesbian women from Uganda and Nigeria respectively, who have come to Germany in search of asylum. They’ve explained — first to the police officers who picked them up, then to the aid workers at the refugee centers where they were transferred, and then at their asylum application interview at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) — that they feared for their lives in their home countries. That as a lesbian woman, nowhere was safe. And now they’re in acute danger of being deported back to the places they have desperately been trying to escape.

Continue reading at: https://www.dw.com/en/lesbian-asylum-seekers-at-the-mercy-of-german-bureaucracy/a-47935658 (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)