Just in case everyone needed to be reminded that, in America, gay people aren’t equal, we got a big reminder from a court in Wisconsin today:
A woman who raised two adopted children for years in a same-sex relationship is not considered their parent under Wisconsin law, an appeals court ruled Thursday.
The court ruled against a woman who was seeking legal guardianship of two children for whom she had been a stay-at-home mother. The District 4 Court of Appeals ruled that only the woman’s former partner is their parent since the adoptions were done under the partner’s name.
“It’s another slap in the face to gays and lesbians that we’re not equal. We’re not parents,” said the woman’s attorney, Michele Perrault.