Metro Weekly

Montana judge grants joint custody to lesbian after break up

”To discriminate further against Ms. Kulstad because of her sexual preference in this day and age is no different than telling a person to go to the back of the bus because of her skin color.”

District Judge Ed McLean of Montana granting Michelle Kulstad joint custody to a boy and girl who her ex-girlfriend of 10 years, Barbara Maniaci, had adopted. Mancini is now married to a man and sought to block Kulstad from having any say in how the children are raised since she is did not legally adopt the children nor is she a blood relative. Kulstad argued that because it is illegal for same-sex couples to adopt in Montana, she could not appear on the adoption records. (Associated Press)

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