B.G. v. M.R.

  • B.G. v. M.R. (2007)

    DREDF joined an amicus brief that was submitted to the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland on July 2, 2007 in B.G. v. M.R., Appeal No. 28 (Sept. Term 2007), a family law case. B.G. involves a father with HIV who was stripped of parental rights by a Maryland family law judge on a record that suggested the court was reacting inappropriately to the disability. The amicus brief emphasized the history of discrimination against parents with disabilities, the need for objective assessment of parental fitness, and the disability civil rights analysis that should be applied in adjudicating parental rights.