According to the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, lesbian North Carolina State Sen. Julia Boseman won a custody battle with her former partner, Melissa Ann Jarrell. Their child was born in 2002. Boseman did a second parent adoption in 2005, but the couple split in 2007. Jarrell tried to have the adoption invalidated but the court has ruled that gender is not a factor in adoption in North Carolina. Read an article from The Greensboro News-Record by going here.
— David Taffet