LGBT Law Notes – 2016 – Issue 10 – November

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Mass. SJC Rules Affirmatively on Same-Sex Partner Parentage Claim

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruled on October 4 that the former same-sex partner of a woman who gave birth to two children through donor insemination during the women’s relationship can seek to establish full legal parentage of the children under the...

Massachusetts Appeals Court Upholds Gay Man’s Murder Conviction

The Appeals Court of Massachusetts has upheld a jury’s second-degree conviction of John Lacoy, in Commonwealth v. Lacoy, 2016 Mass App. LEXIS 143, 2016 WL 5818610 (Mass. App. Ct., Oct. 6, 2016). Lacoy, who identifies as gay, was found guilty of murder for stabbing his...