Some good news from the nation’s highest court. Fewer than four of the nine justices of the Supreme Court declined to hear a same-sex parental rights case out of Arizona.

The result is that a ruling of the Arizona Supreme Court that entitles a Tucson woman in a same-sex marriage to the same parental rights a man would receive will stand.

According to the AP:

Kimberly McLaughlin had a son through artificial insemination while married to Suzan in 2011. The couple later split, although a divorce hasn’t been finalized.

Suzan has temporary visitation with the now 6-year-old boy but couldn’t finalize custody agreements until the case ran its course, said the National Center for Lesbian Rights, one of the groups who represented her. She lives in Tucson and Kimberly in Lake Havasu City.

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By David Cary Hart

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