Visitation Rights Based on a Lesbian Relationship When a Child Is Born Through Artificial Insemination
In In re Visitation With C.B.L., 309 Ill. App. 3d 888, 723 N.E.2d 316, 243 Ill. Dec. 284 (1999), the petitioner, who had engaged in a long-term lesbian relationship with respondent, who had given birth to the minor as a result of artificial insemination, sought an order granting her visitation with the minor child pursuant to the Marriage Act.
She argued that she had alleged facts in her petition sufficient to establish her standing as a common law de facto parent or as an individual in loco parentis to the minor child. C.B.L., 309 Ill. App. 3d at 889-90.
On appeal, she abandoned her contention that the allegations within her petition were sufficient to establish her standing under the Marriage Act and contended only that they were sufficient to provide her standing as a common law de facto parent or as an individual in loco parentis to C.B.L. C.B.L., 309 Ill. App. 3d at 890.