I confess that wanting to throw up is not a rationally sound or doctrinally astute reaction to a court ruling. I don't care. There is no other response I can have to today's ruling from the highest court in New York (the New York Court of Appeals) that a child born to a lesbian couple who are married or in a civil union has two parents while a child born to an unmarried/not unioned couple has one parent unless the nonbiological mom adopts that child.
Over forty years ago the US Supreme Court first found unconstitutional a state law dividing children into "legitimate" and "illegitimate." It is widely accepted now that children should not suffer because their parents do not marry. Widely accepted, that is, except when it comes to the children of same-sex couples. New York now joins Massachusetts in making this distinction. It's a travesty.
Stay tuned as I blog in more detail later about the court's ruling, and the companion case ruling that a nonbiological mother may be required to pay child support.