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Judge Hands Down Ruling In Landmark Gay Rights Case

HHUFFINGTONPOST.COM - In what is believed to be the state's first such ruling for a same-sex couple, a New York judge has awarded full custody of a child to her adopted mother rather that her biological parent.

The New York Post reports that Manhattan real estate attorney Allison Scollar defeated television producer Brook Altman for custody and decision-making authority of a six-year-old girl after a brutal court battle.

Manhattan Judge Gloria Sosa-Lintner praised Scollar, 50, as "the more responsible parent looking out for the child's best interests, not her own interests" while describing Altman, 47, as having behaved "more as a friend or older sister than a responsible parent." click here to read more

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