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Awards & Recognition

Fairfax Law Foundation Annual ReportFairfax Law Foundation: Annual Report
Margo B. Owen recognized as an "Appreciated Pro Bono Volunteers" for the Fairfax Law Foundation.
  • Custody for same sex couple upheld »
    Case originally represented by Margo B. Owen, Gregory R. Nevins, Rebecca Glenberg, & Laurie E. Forbes.
    "The Virginia Court of Appeals upheld today the enforcement of a custody order from North Carolina in favor of a male homosexual couple. Both partners contributed sperm to artificially inseminate a Minnesota woman who agreed to be a surrogate mother. The relationship between the mother and the partners deteriorated, and a North Carolina judge resolved a custody dispute by awarding the partners primary custody and the woman secondary custody. After the partners moved to Virginia, the woman sought custody and contended that the order was at odds with the Virginia law and constitutional amendment that says the state will not recognize same-sex unions in any form. The appellate court said the North Carolina court based the award on the role of the partners as parents to the child rather than on their relationship. By Alan Cooper"
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  • Gene Frey Award for Volunteer Service, Presented by the Whitman-Walker Clinic:
    Presented annually since 1986, the Gene Frey Awards for Volunteer Service are given in honor of the Whitman-Walker Clinic volunteer, staff member and spokesperson for People Living with AIDS
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  • Honoree, Going the Extra Mile Celebration,
    Whitman-Walker Clinic of Washington, D.C.
Gene Frey Awards

"You were a big help to me. The thing I wanted most was to bring an end to this. You were generous with your time, as well. Thank you."

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