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Florida Woman Loses Appeal Over Same-Sex Parental Rights

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    Florida Woman Loses Appeal Over Same-Sex Parental Rights
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    The U.S. Supreme Court Building as seen on Nov. 4, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

    The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a woman who claims Florida's previous ban on same-sex marriage deprived her of the same parenting rights as married couples.

    The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that said Peggy Willis had no parental rights to a child conceived by her former partner.

    Willis and Anne Marie Mobley were in an 11-year relationship, but never married. They agreed to raise a child together, and Mobley gave birth after being inseminated with donor semen purchased over the Internet.

    The relationship ended when the child turned one. A Florida state court threw out Willis' claim to parental rights. Willis said the ruling violated her constitutional rights because the Supreme Court last year overturned state bans on same-sex marriage.