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Md. lawmakers confident bill denying rapists parental rights will pass next year

Proponents of a bill that would allow women to strip rights from a parent who conceived a child through non-consensual intercourse think they will have a version that passes in the Maryland General Assembly in 2018, especially with the heads of ...

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No immediate appeals for reunification waivers, Md. high court says

Parents of children deemed in need of assistance cannot immediately appeal a court order waiving a governmental agency’s obligation to provide reasonable reunification efforts between the parent and child, Maryland’s top court has unanimously ruled. In its 7-0 decision, the ...

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Paternal rights, child marriage bills fall short, expected to return

Legislation to allow courts to strip rights from a parent who conceived a child through non-consensual intercourse failed in the General Assembly again this year, as did a push to ban marriage for anyone younger than 18. Cross-filed bills which ...

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Md. court: Supervised visitation did not violate sex abuser’s parental rights

A sentencing judge did not violate a convicted child sexual abuser’s fundamental right to parent by requiring -- as a condition of probation -- that his visits with his pre-school son be supervised, even though the abuse was not of his boy but of a 10-year-old girl not related to him, Maryland’s top court has unanimously ruled.

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Court of Appeals will review denial of visitation following same-sex divorce

Maryland’s top court has agreed to decide if the former same-sex partner of a child’s mother has the parental rights of custody and visitation because the decision to conceive the child was mutual and the couple married – but later divorced – after the child’s birth.

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