Lesbian mom won kids back

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A mother who lost custody on her 3 kids gets them back after a long legal battle. Chavie Weisberger was Hasidic but as she came out as a lesbian she lost her religious community, her husband and her 3 kids. At first she fought at least for a partial custody and failed. The judge ruled that her sexuality meant that she was not complying with a formerly agreed religious upbringing clause. The judge said the couple’s divorce agreement made it so he had to “consider the children’s religious upbringing as a paramount factor in any custody agreement”. She was allowed to see kids if she hid her sexuality from 2 of them. Chavie appealed the ruling last month and the appeals court said the judges original ruling lacked “sound substantial basis”. She has now been granted full custody but must still practice full religious observance.

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