Hyett, 37, bolted with the child on Sunday after a year of ugly sparring with his estranged spouse over custody. According to Hyett, the two men last spoke nearly a year ago, and his ex-partner Joshua Glazer ignored 200 messages about the deteriorating situation since then.If you read the article, it says that the boy's mother was a "surrogate." But other accounts say the mother was a friend of the men who let them adopt her son. One can't help but wonder, because if the mom really was a "surrogate" then one of these two men may be the biological father--but which?
Glazer, left behind with boxes of toys and an empty bed in the Manhattan apartment he shared with the boy, called Hyett a "highly manipulative person" and "a pathological liar."
Police sources said it was the first New York abduction case involving a married gay couple in memory.
And, of course, nobody who's covering this story is referring to this embarrassing Boston Globe puff piece about the men, who were "married" the first day Massachusetts allowed gay marriage:
Now, it was 9 a.m. and Eric and Josh, the 41st couple in line that morning, were waiting their turn at the town clerk's counter. They wore dark suits with new blue ties, a gift from Brian. Their lapels carried red boutonnieres selected by Barbara.
At 9:15, as they stepped up to the clerk's counter, Joan Glazer wiped away tears. "I guess I think it's real now," she said.
Eric and Josh carried a doctor's note that pronounced them syphilis free, a state requirement for all marriages. For identification, they had passports and the lease for the apartment in Norman and Maxine's Winthrop home. They swore they knew of no legal impediment to their marriage.
And, after handing over $35, they walked out to cheers, carrying a certificate stating their intent to wed and listing the residence in Winthrop.
Under a warm morning sun, the couple and their extended family marched 150 yards across the street to municipal court, where they asked a judge to waive the state's three-day waiting period.
"I grew up here," Eric told the judge. "I went to Brookline High. My mom resides here."
After a two-minute hearing, they had their waiver.
And after a speedy return trip to Brookline clerk's counter, they walked away with their license to marry as their families cheered.
As they left for the synagogue, they passed a poster board in the town hall lobby labeled "An Historic Day of Inclusion."
On it, other couples had scrawled: "It's About Time!" or "May Love Prevail!"
In careful script, Eric left a message of his own:
"Two families -- coming together. One new family begins. Eric Hyett & Josh Glazer. Married. May 17, 2004."
And now, just four years later, one of them has fled the country with an innocent child the two men adopted to raise together.
Tell me again how gay marriage is going to be so much better than straight marriage. Tell me again how the gays are going to prove to us all that they're practically perfect compared to the rest of us, who've been slowly destroying marriage since around the time of Henry VIII.
Tell me. I'm listening.