Lesbian wins right to file paternity suit

CENTENNIAL – A lesbian parent has won the right to file a paternity lawsuit against her partner in a battle over custody of their children.

Wendy Alfredsen and her partner Lena Alfredsen adopted two biological sisters in 2006. The couple broke up in 2009.

According to KMGH-TV, each woman was the parent of just one of the girls and could make all the decisions regarding that child because Colorado law allowed only one gay parent to sign adoption papers for a child.

Wendy Alfredsen went to court seeking parental rights and a judge ruled in her favor. The ruling prompted both women to agree to share custody of the two girls.

A judge will decide in June issues over parenting time.


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