Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:57
Lesbian judge wins custody over her children after eight-year struggle against the state.
In 2004, Chile’s Supreme Court took away custody of Chilean judge Karen Atala’s three daughters because Atala announced she was a lesbian.
After eight years of fighting in court, Atala, 48, learned Tuesday that the Inter-American Court (IACHR) had ruled in favor of her right to the custody of her children.Judge Karen Atala won custody of her children on Tuesday after an eight year legal battle against discrimination. (Photo provided by Las Otras Familias/Flickr)Login to read more.
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Olivia recently graduated with a degree in English Literature from Cambridge University and has ventured to South America to improve her Spanish and dip her toes in the murky waters of overseas journalism.