Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Lambda Legal Case Defending Lesbian Mother in Custody Matter
(Columbus, OH, January 31, 2011) - The Ohio Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in a custody case in which Lambda Legal represents a lesbian mother.
Michele Hobbs and Kelly Mullen were in a committed relationship for five years and decided to have a child together. When their relationship ended, Mullen, the biological mother, denied Hobbs any contact with their daughter. A motion for joint custody was granted by a magistrate, overturned by a juvenile court, and an appellate court upheld the reversal. In May 2010, the Ohio Supreme Court accepted the case for review.
WHO: Christopher Clark, Senior Staff Attorney for the Midwest Regional Office of Lambda Legal will be available for interviews after the arguments.
WHAT: Oral arguments for Lambda Legal case In the Matter of L.K.M.
WHERE: Supreme Court of Ohio, 65 S. Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215
WHEN: Wednesday February 2, 2011 8:30am
Christopher Clark, Senior Staff Attorney in Lambda Legal's Midwest Regional Office is handling the case for Lambda Legal. He is joined by Lisa T. Meeks with Newman & Meeks based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
More information on this case, In the Matter of L.K.M., is available at /in-court/cases/in-the-matter-of-lkm.html
Contact: Erik Roldan; 312-663-4413 x359; [email protected]
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