In the Matter of the Application of Alison D.

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Determined the parental rights of a non-biological lesbian co-parent after she and the biological co-parent are no longer partners.

Full Case Title: 

In the Matter of the Application of Alison D., 572 N.E.2d 27 (NY 1991)
  • Fairness in the Courts


  • LGBTQ+ Rights
  • Parental Rights
  • Authored Amicus Brief


Legal Momentum submitted an amicus brief to New York State’s highest court in this case, arguing that non-biological lesbian co-parent should have standing to seek visitation after the adults separate. Unfortunately, the court decided that the non-biological parent does not have standing to seek visitation.