An Alabama family court judge has approved a settlement allowing the children of a divorced woman to have overnight visits with their mother and her lesbian partner.
AL.com (http://bit.ly/1aZomys) reports the woman and her ex-husband divorced in Washington state in 2010 and a judge granted custody to her ex-husband.
He moved to Mobile with the children, ages 5 and 10, for a job transfer, and Southern Poverty Law Center attorneys say his ex-wife also moved to Alabama to have regular visits with their children.
Southern Poverty Law Center lawyers who represented the woman say they believe the ruling may be the first time an Alabama judge has allowed unrestricted visitation to unmarried partners.
Staff attorney Sam Wolfe says the case sets a precedent for unmarried and gay parents in Alabama.
Information from: Press-Register, http://www.al.com/press-register
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