A Virginia Beach Circuit Court judge has ruled both women in a same-sex marriage the legal parents of a child who was born before they separated. The biological mother had argued against that. Judge Steve Frucci said Karen Poole, the biological mother, and Lauren Poole decided to bring the child into a valid marriage, and it was clear from the beginning that Lauren was intended to be a legal parent.
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