MORE THAN TWO PARENTS FOR A CHILD ? YES IN THE USA




A new law, currently being studied in California, it could allow judges to recognize more than two legal parents for a child. Why not three, or even four ? This act could therefore pave the way for a legal recognition of the atypical families.

For example, one could cite two gay couples, one gay, the other lesbian, who decide to raise children together and share custody between the two households.

In recent years, Delaware and the district of Columbia have passed laws that could grant a third parent, “de facto” the same rights and responsibilities to a child as adoptive parents.

During this time, the courts of a half-dozen States, from Oregon up to Massachusetts, have also recognized the rights of a third legal parent in a handful of cases during the last decade, as in Canada and New Zealand.

While progressives recognize laws which take into account the diversity of families in the 21st century, the conservatives, themselves, criticizing the texts, ironisant. They point out that the next step would be that children are six, eight, or even a dozen parents

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