High Court unable to rule on parentage of surrogate baby

January 2, 2018 1 comment

surrogacy

A man living in London cannot be declared the legal parent of a toddler born to surrogacy, the High Court has ruled. The case concerned a former same sex couple whose marriage had broken down. While still together they had commissioned a child from a surrogate mother in the United States. The resulting daughter was…

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Native American tribe votes to recognise gay marriage

March 26, 2017 0 comments

gay marriage

The Osage Native American nation has voted to recognise gay marriage, joining the handful of tribes to have done so to date. The Osages formerly lived across a broad swathe of terrority now occuped by modern-day states Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas, waging war on neighbouring tribes like the Cherokee and Kiowa. They had a reputation…

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Missouri families unwittingly adopt half-sisters

November 26, 2016 0 comments

United States, family law

Two families from the same city in Missouri have discovered that the girls they adopted from China are half-sisters. The Galbierz family and the Maneage family both live in Weldon Spring, a city with a population of fewer than 6,000 people in the Midwestern state. Not only that, but they attended the same church and…

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Divorced father fails in bid to take his sons abroad

October 15, 2014 1 comment

children and divorce

A divorced father has failed in his bid for permission to relocate to the United States with his two sons. Y (Children) concerned an 11 year-old boy and his brother, aged seven. Their parents married in 1998 and moved to Chicago two years later. The older boy was born there. Not long afterwards, they returned…

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Professional wrestler Randy Orton divorces wife

July 10, 2013 1 comment

American professional wrestler Randy Orton has divorced wife Samantha Speno, TMZ reports. Orton, a popular fighter with the successful World Wresting Entertainment (WWE) company, married Speno in September 2007 after a two year engagement. The couple lived in St Charles, Missouri, and had a daughter, now aged four. But the couple split last year and…

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