Chile apol­o­gizes to les­bian judge

Austin American-Statesman - - THE SECOND FRONT - Com­piled from wire re­ports

Chile’s government apol­o­gized Fri­day to a les­bian judge who was de­nied cus­tody of her three daugh­ters be­cause she is gay. Chile will pay Mag­is­trate Karen Atala $70,000. The repa­ra­tion comes 10 months af­ter the In­ter-Amer­i­can Court of Hu­man Rights con­demned Chile’s de­ci­sion to deny Atala cus­tody of her chil­dren. Atala filed a com­plaint with the In­terAmer­i­can Com­mis­sion of Hu­man Rights in 2004 af­ter Chile’s Supreme Court de­cided to give cus­tody of her daugh­ters to her ex-hus­band.

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