Child custody

Members of the gay community and their supporters celebrate the result of a postal survey calling for gay marriage right in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Australians supported gay marriage in a postal survey that ensures Parliament will consider legalizing same-sex weddings this year. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
November 16, 2017 - 2:07 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A gay-marriage opponent has urged the Australian Senate to protect religious, speech and parental rights when legislating for gay marriage. The Senate began debating legislation Thursday that is expected to deliver marriage equality in Australia by next month. The leader...
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Activists with Planned Parenthood demonstrate in support of a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion, outside of the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 20, 2017 - 7:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington appeals court is blocking for now an abortion sought by a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant being held in a Texas facility, ruling Friday that the government should be given time to try to release her so she can obtain the abortion outside of its custody. A three-judge...
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October 17, 2017 - 6:07 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan judge on Tuesday rescinded his order that gave a convicted sex offender joint legal custody of a child born to a woman who said the man raped her when she was 12. Sanilac County Judge Gregory Ross stressed that he was unaware of Christopher Mirasolo's two previous criminal...
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October 10, 2017 - 6:25 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Tuesday put an order on hold that granted a convicted sex offender joint legal custody of a child born to a woman who said the man raped her, and she became pregnant, when she was 12. Sanilac County prosecutors said the case started when the now-21-year-old mother...
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FILE- In this Saturday, March 29, 2014 file photo, a woman drives a car in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as part of a campaign to defy Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving. Saudi Arabia authorities announced Tuesday Sept. 26, 2017, that women will be allowed to drive for the first time in the ultra-conservative kingdom from next summer, fulfilling a key demand of women's rights activists who faced detention for defying the ban. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, FILE)
September 27, 2017 - 6:58 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive as of next summer, following a landmark royal decree, but they still face other hurdles in the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom. Here's a look at some of those obstacles: GUARDIANSHIP LAWS Under Saudi Arabia's interpretation...
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August 30, 2017 - 8:53 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A 17-year-old North Carolina boy is not being allowed to enroll in school because of custody questions. The StarNews of Wilmington reported Gabriel Wallace is living with his mother in Wilmington. The newspaper reported that New Hanover County Schools are not allowing...
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August 21, 2017 - 4:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the U.S. Open on Monday because she was unable to resolve a custody dispute with her infant son's father. The 28-year-old star from Belarus gave birth to her first child in December and she returned to the tour in...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, gestures as a lawmaker raising a "No"-polling card during a meeting of the German Federal Parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building on same-sex marriage in Berlin, Germany, Friday, June 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
June 30, 2017 - 5:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage after a short but emotional debate, bringing the country in line with many of its Western peers. Though Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against the measure, she paved the way for its passage by freeing other members of her...
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The Idaho Supreme Court building is seen in Boise, Idaho on Thursday, June 8, 2017. This week the state's highest court denied parental and visitation rights to a lesbian woman who raised a child with her former partner, because Idaho law generally doesn't afford unmarried same-sex parental figures the same rights it affords to grandparents and other blood relatives in custody disputes. (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)
June 08, 2017 - 7:40 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court has denied custody and visitation rights to a gay woman who raised a child with her former partner, reflecting state laws that have not been updated since same-sex marriage became legal in 2014. The couple raised the child together after splitting up in...
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May 22, 2017 - 7:03 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill early Monday that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections. The "Freedom to Serve Children...
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