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June 17, 2005 | Jeff Gottlieb, Times Staff Writer
Upholding a 1996 federal law that allows states to deny recognition to same-sex marriages, a federal court judge in Santa Ana ruled Thursday that a gay Mission Viejo couple did not have the right to marry. U.S. District Judge Gary Taylor, however, declined to rule on the whether a state law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman violates the California Constitution. Taylor said the law should be decided by the state courts.
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March 6, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County Superior Court judge on Thursday dismissed a complaint against surrogate mother Elvira Jordan that alleged she had violated court-ordered custody arrangements. Judge Nancy Wieben Stock ruled in a brief contempt-of-court hearing that the biological father, Robert Moschetta, failed to prove his contention that Jordan "willfully violated" the order by keeping his daughter longer than Jordan was supposed to. Jordan's attorney, Richard C.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 1993
According to lawyer Richard C. Gilbert, "it tortures the English language to say that a woman . . . who was never pregnant and never gave birth meets the traditional definition of the term mother ("Justices Cool to O.C. Surrogate Mother's Case," Feb. 3). Wake up! The family unit has changed so radically that the "traditional family" is practically nonexistent. Even Sesame Street has changed its focus from a mom-dad-two-children family to a family with other figures standing in for mom and dad, or excluding one parent altogether.
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January 16, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The county lawyer who represented two surrogate mothers in their quest for custody or visitation rights is suing the State Bar of California to be allowed to practice without being a Bar member. In a lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court here Wednesday, Richard C. Gilbert of Orange contends that he should not be required to belong to an organization that advocates "the flesh-peddling of human babies for profit."
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July 5, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Continuing a long legal quest, Anna M. Johnson has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether she has parental rights as a surrogate mother to a 2-year-old Tustin boy. Attorney Richard C. Gilbert, arguing that his client has been the victim of a "shameful collapse" of the judicial system, said Sunday that a petition was mailed to the nation's high court early last week. "I think we have an excellent chance if the court takes the case," Gilbert said. "We think this is our court.
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January 1, 1992 | TERRY SPENCER
A woman who says police jailed her for a traffic warrant over Christmas as revenge for her wrongful death suit against the city was freed Tuesday, two days after she gave birth while in custody. Lori De La Riva, who now has five children, was released after serving a 13-day sentence in the Orange County Jail. She was jailed Dec.
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January 27, 1995 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jurors deliberated about 15 minutes Thursday before rejecting an Orange woman's claim that she is not mentally competent to stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting and torturing her 10-year-old nephew. Cynthia Medina, 31, claims she was insane during the September attack in which police say she used a miniature souvenir baseball bat to sexually abuse the boy as punishment for touching an ashtray.
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October 15, 1993 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alleging that they have been physically and emotionally abused all their lives, two Orange County brothers are attempting to "divorce" their parents in a court action that their attorney says is the first of its kind in California. In a Superior Court lawsuit filed Thursday, the elder brother, who is 15, is seeking to end his relationship with his father and stepmother, claiming that they constantly beat and mistreated him. Family Court Commissioner Richard G.
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September 28, 1994 | RENE LYNCH
A 10-year-old boy who authorities say was tortured and sexually assaulted by his aunt was released from a hospital Tuesday and placed with a foster family. Bob Griffith, deputy director of the Orange County Social Services Agency, said the boy's medical needs and publicity surrounding the case discouraged many potential foster parents. Griffith said the boy will remain with this foster family until authorities determine who will get custody.
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September 29, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ
Surrogate mother Anna L. Johnson, who is fighting for shared custody of the child she bore for an infertile couple, says she will expand her unique lawsuit to contend that her 3-year-old daughter is the newborn boy's sister and thus has a right to spend time with him. The lawsuit Johnson filed Aug. 13 is a landmark in its own right because she is the first surrogate mother to seek custody of a child to whom she is not related genetically.
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