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Louisiana Lesbian Couples Fight for Parental Rights in Landmark Case

Louisiana Lesbian Couples Fight for Parental Rights in Landmark Case

Update: 2024-04-08
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Host Jaimie sits down with Megan, Taylor, and Jessica, three married lesbian non-bio moms fighting for legal recognition of their parental rights in Louisiana. They discuss the challenges they're facing in the legal system, the archaic "presumption of paternity" civil code 185 being used against them, and the impact it has on their families. The guests share their personal experiences and the uncertainty they face as non-biological parents. They also highlight the importance of second-parent adoption and the need for better legislation to protect LGBTQ+ families.

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🏳️‍🌈Key Takeaways:🏳️‍🌈 

  • The judge in their cases used civil code 185 which does not recognize same-sex marriages and denies them the right to second-parent adoption.
  • The cases are on hold, leaving the families in a state of limbo and uncertainty.
  • The judge's decision is not binding in other courts, which means their rights could be challenged in the future.
  • LGBTQ+ families in Louisiana face unique challenges due to the lack of clear and concise language in the state's laws.

🏳️‍🌈Quotes:🏳️‍🌈

  • We're never going to be able to get rid of all the bigots of the world, but we can change the system if we are a part of the system." - Taylor
  • "Louisiana just repeatedly keeps telling me, well, you're not mother enough." Meghan
  • “We have to sign on the father line on the birth certificate, just to add to it, add a kick in the gut.” - Jessica

🏳️‍🌈About The Guest(s)🏳️‍🌈

Megan, Taylor and Jessica are residents of Louisiana and members of the LGBTQ+ community. They are advocates for LGBTQ+ rights. Meghan founded NELA Pride, an organization that aims to improve and enrich the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals in Northeast Louisiana.

🏳️‍🌈Resources mentioned in the episode: 

  • NELA Pride - Northeast Louisiana Pride: Website

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Louisiana Lesbian Couples Fight for Parental Rights in Landmark Case

Louisiana Lesbian Couples Fight for Parental Rights in Landmark Case

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