State/Prov. : California
Case name : L.M. v. M.G.
Case # : 208 Cal. App.4th 133, 145 Cal. Rptr.3d 97, August 2, 2012
Court : California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 1
Reviewed by : Laura Morgan
Main issue : Parentage - Same Sex
Adoptive mother's single‑parent adoption decree did not conclusively rebut the Uniform Parentage Act (UPA) presumption that her former same‑sex cohabitant was the child's second mother based on receiving the child into her home and openly holding the child out as her natural child, since the adoption decree did not constitute “a judgment establishing paternity of the child by another man” under the UPA, absent evidence that the issue of whether the child could have only one parent was raised or decided in the adoption proceedings.
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