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Court of Appeals asked to review denial of visitation following same-sex divorce

Michael Conover and his son, Jaxon. In a petition to the Court of Appeals, Conover argues he is entitled to custody and paternal rights of the child, who was born to Conover’s same-sex girlfriend in 2010. ‘This court should recognize de facto parenthood as an independent legal status,’ the petition states. (Courtesy of Michael Conover)

The former same-sex partner of a child’s mother has asked Maryland’s top court to review lower-court decisions denying that person the parental rights of custody and visitation, though the decision to conceive the child was mutual and the couple married — but later divorced — after the child’s birth.

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