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Presumption of Parentage - Family Law and Litigation Attorney Lauren Marciano for Best Lawyers 

January 2024

By: Lauren M. Marciano

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A pivotal case impacting LGBTQIA+ assisted reproduction is currently before the Supreme Court of Oklahoma. In the years since SCOTUS ruled that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples, gaps in state frameworks—which were developed well before SCOTUS recognized this fundamental right—have caused complicated legal issues related to parental rights and reproduction. Navigating the labyrinth of fundamental rights and bioethical concerns has become such a challenge that independent think tanks provide state-by-state compendia and checklists detailing overviews of statutes and rights. Against this backdrop, Oklahoma is set to decide the parental rights of “a birth mother’s female spouse . . . based upon the parties’ marriage under Oklahoma law . . . [.]”  READ MORE HERE

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