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Groups Appeal Court's Decision in Homosexual Father's Custody Case
Crosswalk News ^ | April 12th, 2005 | Melanie Hunter

Posted on 04/12/2005 11:37:57 AM PDT by missyme

Two homosexual advocacy groups will argue Tuesday before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on behalf of a homosexual father in a custody case.

Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights will represent Ulf Hedberg, who is barred from living with his homosexual partner while raising his 12-year-old son.

Hedberg and his ex-wife, who were Virginia residents at the time, separated when their son was four years old. The son lived with Hedberg and his partner, Blaise Delahoussaye, in a home they bought together in suburban Virginia.

After the boy's mother moved to Florida, she petitioned the court for custody. A Virginia court issued an order giving Hedberg physical custody of his son as long as Delahoussaye moves out of the home. The homosexual couple sold their house and moved into smaller apartments in Maryland.

Lambda Legal and NCLR are asking the court to remove the custody restriction because of what they say is "the drastic decline in quality of life it has caused for the child, and also because it is unconstitutional."

The Virginia court based its decision on the state sodomy law, which was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003 along with 12 other sodomy laws nationwide.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: custody; homosexualadoption; homosexualagenda; lawrencevtexas; lawsuit; sodomy

1 posted on 04/12/2005 11:38:12 AM PDT by missyme
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The courts are supposed to consider the "best interests" of the minor child. Should be interesting to see what they say.

2 posted on 04/12/2005 11:39:22 AM PDT by mlc9852
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Any court in Maryland will gladly bend over for the "couple". That's just the way they do it here.

4 posted on 04/12/2005 11:43:37 AM PDT by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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Hmm, dealing with a Virginia Court ruling in a custodial dispute between parents who are residents of Maryland and Florida.. oy, my head hurts.

If this kid was a girl he'd be old enough to get himself an abortion...he ought to be old enough to say whether he wants to live with two men who shag each other, or not.
5 posted on 04/12/2005 11:45:50 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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No one in their right mind would give custody of a child to two men named "Ulf" and "Blaise".

6 posted on 04/12/2005 3:45:54 PM PDT by Flora McDonald (Stand the Storm!)
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7 posted on 04/13/2005 7:20:25 PM PDT by DBeers ()
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how bad must the mother be to have no custody in this case anyway?

I don't know about 'bad' -may be stupid at most, assuming she did not have to move to Florida:

Gay man takes custody fight across state line


According to court papers, the couple separated in 1996, and soon after Hedberg revealed he had been having an affair with Blaise Delahoussaye, a family friend who was the boy's godfather. After the marriage dissolved, Delahoussaye lived with Hedberg and his son in Northern Virginia, and the boy's mother lived nearby. In 1999, Hedberg and Delahoussaye bought a house in Alexandria.


In 2000, Detthow was making plans to move to Florida and wanted to take her son with her. She sought legal custody of the boy in Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.

The court's ruling came two years later. It dictated that Hedberg would retain physical custody, Detthow would have unlimited visitation rights, and Delahoussaye would have to move out of the Alexandria house.


Typically, states begin with joint custody with one parent the primary 'physical' -in this case it appears daddy had the house and as such got the kid. Then mommy wanted to move -if one parent moves the custody issue can become contentious and quite subjective.

8 posted on 04/13/2005 9:54:37 PM PDT by DBeers ()
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To: EdReform; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; stage left; Yakboy; I_Love_My_Husband; ...

Homosexual Agenda Ping.

More on the custody case of the husband and wife who divorced, "out" husband got custody, then his homosexual "partner" was court ordered to move out.

There is a lot about this case which is not apparent.

One thing that IS apparent is that the 2003 SCOTUS decision protecting sodomy was very, very bad. Not only was it very bad, but is will continue to have very bad effects. And why in **** can't states decide whether they want to prosecute sodomy as a crime or not?

Let DirtyHarryY2K and me know if you want on/off this pinglist.

9 posted on 04/14/2005 1:04:59 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Resisting evil is our duty or we are as responsible as those promoting it.)
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WHY is Lambda Legal allowed to even enter a courtroom, or even exist for that matter!! The claim rights for man-boy love! No wonder they want to have the kid with his father!!

10 posted on 04/14/2005 2:45:50 PM PDT by gidget7 (Get GLSEN out of our schools!!!!!!)
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