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Va. Circuit Courts: Assisted-conception law unconstitutional (access required)

Virginia’s assisted-conception statute, which creates a presumption that a gestational mother’s husband is the father of the conceived child, is unconstitutional as written because it provides parental rights to husbands but not wives, the court held. In 2006, Plaintiff Valerie Appel and Defendant Lynne Celia were joined by a civil union in Connecticut. In 2008, Celia ...