1. This comes from a Christian news source, and so the facts may not be accurately portrayed in a case involving 2 lesbians. In fact, this article is just a reprint of one that appears on the site for the law firm that's representing the parents. How objective is that? This isn't news, it's a press release!
2. Further evidence of this, and which offends me, is that the words such as spouse and married are put in quotes, as if to mock the use of them by the plaintiff. It happens that this couple was legally married in Canada.
3. This case is being driven by the right-wing Thomas More Society, who wrote the original press release, whose goal is to "defend religious liberty, marriage, and the sanctity of human life in courtrooms across the country," all code words and phrases for pro-life, anti-gay, religious fundamentalism. The Society is comprised of Catholic attorneys.
4. "As... attorney Sarah Ellyn Farley lay dying of cancer last September, she made her final property arrangements, including designating her parents as the beneficiaries of her law firm's profit-sharing account."
I find it suspicious anytime a person who lays dying makes a late change to their will. Was she mentally competent and coerced? Was she made to believe that her law firm and the State would refuse to honor her original designation of the profit-sharing account to her spouse? And that the money would be lost if she didn't designate it to someone else, in this case her nearest relatives?
I see red flags all over this.