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Eggs Gone Mad - Where's the Parents Here?

It had to come to this.

K.M. donated her eggs to her then lesbian partner, E.G., (no, not e.g., or exempli gratia) who presumably with only the help of a sperm donor, became pregnant and had twins. Eight years ago.

At the time she donated the eggs, K..M signed a waiver of parental rights, but then proceeded to parent the twins for the ensuing eight years.

Until K.M. and E.G. broke up. Then, when E.G. presumably denied access to the twins, K.G. filed a Petition to Establish Parental Relationship.

In Marin County. (Where else?)

In the trial court, the Commissioner rejected K.M.'s Petition, according to Courthouse News. Commissioner Randolph E. Heubach ruled that K.M. was no different than a sperm donor who gave up his rights to the sperm after donation.

The case is now on appeal before the First District Court of Appeals in San Francisco. K.M.'s argument is that her eight years of parenting should amount to something.

All the briefing's not in yet, but this brief was filed by amicus curiae National Center for Lesbian Rights.

This case is apparently the first time that a lesbian has attempted to assert parental rights to children based on donating her own eggs.

All I want to know is why we're referring to these people by initials. Don't they have names? Weren't they aware that when they got started with this that all hell might break loose?

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