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Kristine H. v. Lisa R., S126945

Plaintiff is estopped from challenging the validity of a stipulated judgment which states that she and her partner in a lesbian relationship are the parents of child born to plaintiff.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/22/2005
  • Published 08/22/2005

Judges

  • MORENO, J.

Court

  • Supreme Court of California

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Honey Kessler Amado and Lynn Langley, Beverly Hills, for Plaintiff and Appellant., Liberty Counsel, Mathew D. Staver, Rena M. Lindevaldsen and Mary E. McAlister, San Luis Obispo, for Kristina Sica as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant., Donna Wickham Furth, San Francisco;  Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney and William A. Gould, Jr., Sacramento, for Northern California Association of Counsel for Children, National Association of Counsel for Children and The California Psychological Association as Amici Curiae on behalf of Minors., Geragos & Geragos, Gregory R. Ellis, San Francisco;  and Rebekah A. Fye for The Los Angeles County Bar Association, The San Fernando Valley Bar Association and its Family Law Center, The Family Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, The Bar Association of San Francisco, The Association of Certified Law Specialists and Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles as Amici Curiae on behalf of Minors., Morrison & Foerster, Ruth N. Borenstein and Johnathan E. Mansfield, San Francisco, for California NOW, Inc., and California Women's Law Center as Amici Curiae.

  • For Appellees:
  • Leslie Ellen Shear;  Goodman & Metz and Diane M. Goodman, Encino, for Defendant and Respondent., Law Offices of Robert S. Scuderi, Robert S. Scuderi, Sherman Oaks;  Law Offices of Emanuel Sedacca and Emanuel Sedacca as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent., Shannon Minter, Courtney Joslin, San Francisco;  Jennifer C. Pizer and Amber Garza for Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere, Equality California, Family Matters, Family Pride Coalition, Growing Generations, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Our Family Coalition, the Pop Luck Club and Southern California Assisted Reproduction Attorneys as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent., ACLU Foundation of Southern California, Clare Pastore, Los Angeles, Christine Sun, San Francisco, Martha Matthews, Los Angeles;  ACLU Foundation of Northern California, Alan Schlosser, San Francisco, Tamara Lange;  ACLU Foundation of San Diego and Imperial Counties, Jordan Budd, Elvira Cacciavillani;  ACLU Foundation, Inc., Romana Mancini;  Lesbian and Gay Rights Project, James Esseks;  Manatt Phelps & Phillips, Vanessa H. Eiseman;  Maxie Rheinheimer Stephens & Vrevich and Darin L. Wessel, Los Angeles, for the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties and the American Civil Liberties Union as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent., Maxie Rheinheimer Stephens & Vrevich, Darin L. Wessel, Los Angeles;  Laura J. Maechtlen, Sacramento;  and Vanessa H. Eisemann, Pasadena, for Tom Homann Law Association, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, and Sacramento Lawyers for the Equality of Gays and Lesbians as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent., Shannan Wilber, San Francisco;  Diane Michelsen, Lafayette;  Van Deusen, Youmans and Walmsley and Robert R. Walmsley, Santa Ana, for Legal Services for Children as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent., Debra Back Marley and Robert C. Fellmeth for Children's Advocacy Institute as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent., Katina Ancar for National Center for Youth Law as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent., Law Offices of Willard K. Halm and Willard K. Halm, Irwindale, for Southern California Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, Family Pride Coalition and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent., Alice Bussiere for The Center for Children's Rights at Whittier Law School, The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, The National Center for Youth Law, The Youth Law Center and Joan Heifetz Hollinger and the Children's Advocacy Project, Boalt Hall as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent and Minors.

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