Drexel researchers say bias in LGBT custody cases doesn’t reflect science

Photo: Lev Radin/Shutterstock

Photo: Lev Radin/Shutterstock

By Emma Jacobs (Newsworks) – In a well-known case from 1999, a Mississippi judge ordered that a boy stay with his mother in a household where she was being abused rather than allowing to live with his father, who was in a relationship with another man.

While less common, Drexel University graduate student Emily Haney-Caron said, a review of legal literature and rulings by judges shows decision-makers in custody cases still rely on notions that social science researchers have disproved.

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