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Lesbian Mom Removed From Child's Birth Certificate Fights Ruling

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KFOR. Shortly thereafter, the couple had a son via artificial insemination. While Wilson carried the child, Williams was there for the birth, cut the umbilical cord, and was listed on the birth certificate.

The couple’s son was even named after a family member on Williams’ side.The couple has since filed for divorce and Wilson petitioned the court to remove Williams’ from the birth certificate.

Judge Lynne McGuire subsequently ruled that Williams “failed to pursue a legal remedy to establish parental rights.” According to Judge McGuire, being on the birth certificate wasn’t enough; she should have also adopted her child.The judge also ruled that the name on the birth certificate should be replaced with that of the sperm donor, who is petitioning the court for custody of the child, reports The 19th. “My body instantly started shaking,” Williams recalled on hearing the ruling. “I mean pure terror, as a queer person, to be erased.”“I’ve never seen anything like this,” William’s attorney, Robyn Hopkins, told KFOR. “It’s not a question about what the divorce is.

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