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Monday, October 7, 2013

California Takes LGBTP-Friendly Step Forward

In a move that may help some LGBT parents, polyamorous parents, people who use reproductive technologies, divorced parents and stepparents, and others, California took a step forward by legislatively enacting a policy that will allow children more than two legal parents. You may recall that there was a court decision elsewhere that effectively did something similar to this legislation. A friend of FME first alerted me to this news, and I know other blogs have been covering it. Here's what was reported by
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will allow children in California to have more than two legal parents, a measure opposed by some conservative groups as an attack on the traditional family.

Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said he authored the measure to address the changes in family structure in California, including situations in which same-sex couples have a child with an opposite-sex biological parent.

The law will allow the courts to recognize three or more legal parents so that custody and financial responsibility can be shared by all those involved in raising a child, Leno said.
Awesome. California should keep evolving and adopt the polyamorous and polygamous freedom to marry ASAP. If a child has three legal parents, and they all want to enter into a marriage, why not?

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