A sad example of the effects of inequality in law. If Maggie Gross had been able to adopt the girl this could have been avoided.
However, I still can’t see why Ms Gross has to lose her contact just because her ex-partner has married.
The sad thing is that if she was married to the man before and later got into a relationship with Ms Gross – he would probably still be allowed access to the child. One rule for us and a different for everyone else.
It is not the same – her husband would be the biological father, who’d have duties(and in some places also rights) regarding the child even if he never had any legal tie to the mother.