Case Briefs- Social Change

Rule of law a woman who is to the biological parent

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Unformatted text preview: nal code which makes homosexual relationships an offense. While in both adoption and custody cases the primary consideration is the welfare and best interest of the child, it does not necessarily follow that the natural bond between parent and child should be ignored or lightly severed. This bond should be accorded great weight. We must determine whether the consequences of harm to the child of allowing the parent- child relationship to continue are more severe than the consequences of its termination. Proof of Jane’s unorthodox conduct did not outweigh the clear and convincing evidence that she is a devoted mother and a fit parent in every other aspect. MJP v. JGP (homosexual parents) Question: whether acknowledged, open homosexual relationship involving the custodial parent was shown by the...
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This document was uploaded on 03/06/2014 for the course POLISCI 122 at Stanford.

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