A gay man fights for partial custody of his son with his lesbian ex-wife and her partner, demanding for overnight and holiday contact, Parent Dish reports.
The Telegraph reports that the father and mother had a "marriage of convenience," and are now divorced. Neither article provides names of the parents to protect their child's identity.
The father, mother, and her partner are highly-paid professionals, both The Telegraph and Parent Dish state, that live in central London.
The father claims he had always been more than a sperm doner and wishes to play a prominent role in his son's life. Parent Dish states that he had attended the child's birth.
The parents had a prior agreement before their child was born that the mother and her partner would be the "primary parents" within a 'two-parent, nuclear family," Parent Dish reports. They are very traditional in the way they want to raise their child.
Charles Howard QC told The Telegraph that the mother and her partner would have opted for an anonymous sperm doner had they known beforehand of the position the father would want to take.
However, in The Telegraph, it was stated the Charles Howard QC was for the mother's side while the Parent Dish states that he was on the father's side. The Telegraph also mentioned that Alex Verdan QC was for the father's side.
There is no confirmed date when the Appeal Court judges will make their decision.
The father currently has five hours of interaction a fortnight with his son.