All names of those involved will remain confidential to protect the identity of the 7-year-old child.


The ruling by the Idaho Supreme Court was surprising to many.  In part, because this type of ruling doesn't seem to fit the mold with how most states are treating LGBT parents and families.


The Idaho Supreme Court has denied any custody and visitation rights to a gay woman who raised a child with her ex-partner.  The court says the ex-partner has all the rights as the sole parent because she was the one that was artificially inseminated and conceived the child.  The other factor was that the two women were never married.


The attorney who is representing the woman who lost the ruling says she's devastated and that's about it.  The attorney is no longer answering questions or commenting.