October 2, 2012
D.M.T. v. T.M.H
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D.M.T. and T.M.H. became involved in a custody dispute over a child after their lesbian relationship ended. D.M.T. gave birth to the child. T.M.H. was the egg donor. After their breakup, T.M.H. requested parenting rights. D.M.T. argued T.M.H. had no legal rights to make such claims. A Florida statute states that donors of eggs, sperm or preembryos relinquish all parental rights. The trial court granted summary judgment to D.M.T. and T.M.H. appealed. The Fifth District Court of Appeal ruled that the statute was unconstitutional.

Brevard County