New Mexico court rules same-sex partner cannot seek child custody

[JURIST] The New Mexico Court of Appeals [official site] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that the same-sex partner of an adoptive mother has no standing to seek custody of the couple’s child as a non-parent, but may request visitation. The court held that New Mexico’s current child custody law provides no legal right for a non-parent to assert custody over a child and applies only to biological and adoptive parents. Accordingly, others, such as the unmarried partner of a parent, cannot…

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