Friday, April 09, 2010

Chile court rules against lesbian custody

The UK BBC reports:
Chile's Supreme Court has been rebuked for a ruling in which a woman lost custody of her children because she was living with her lesbian partner.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) said the ruling was a violation of the woman's human rights.

In 2004, the court ordered Karen Atala to hand over her three daughters to her estranged husband.

The court argued that the girls could be psychologically damaged if they stayed in a same-sex household.
This is another case that sounds like a joke, but is not. One lesbian on the other side of the world loses a child custody case six years ago, and it is an international human rights incident?!

In those six years, millions of men have lost custody for much more trivial and discriminatory reasons.

I read these stories, and I think the world has gone mad. If they think that this particular custody decision was a human rights outrage, what do they think happens in all the other family courts?

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