family law http://www.kplu.org en From 1983 to grandparenthood, lesbian group's shared history http://www.kplu.org/post/1983-grandparenthood-lesbian-groups-shared-history <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It all began in 1983 in the basement of a church.</span></p><p>They were a dozen or so lesbians in committed relationships who wanted to be good mothers. Some already had children, and some were still figuring out how to make it happen.</p><p>One woman even handed out mimeographed instructions on how to artificially inseminate with a syringe and sperm from a donor.</p><p>During a recent weekend, 10 of those women filled the living room of a home in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8373 at http://www.kplu.org From 1983 to grandparenthood, lesbian group's shared history Can a child have more than two legal parents? http://www.kplu.org/post/can-child-have-more-two-legal-parents <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What does it take to make someone a parent in the eyes of the law? And can a child have more than two designated legal parents? &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As families become more complex, those are questions courts in Washington and elsewhere are wrestling with.</span></p><p>Back in 2005,&nbsp; the Washington State Supreme Court became something of a national leader when it ruled on a case involving a lesbian couple.</p><p>The court determined that, after the couple split up, the non biological mother could have full parental rights as a “de facto parent.” Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 7687 at http://www.kplu.org Can a child have more than two legal parents?