"It's a Trojan horse for the same sex-marriage movement"The proposal, by Democratic state Sen. Mark Leno of San Francisco, would allow for children to benefit from multiple sources of child support, advocates argue, and would legally recognize those families that do not represent traditional parent structure.
Proponents say the measure does not change the definition of who qualifies as a parent under current California law -- it only amends the two-parent limit. The proposal states that "a child may have a parent and child relationship with more than 2 parents," and requires the court to grant "custody and visitation among the parents on the best interest of the child."
But the legislation is being fiercely criticized by conservative and family-values groups who claim it would have detrimental effects on children -- psychologically and legally -- and should be struck from consideration. Read more...
- California bill would allow a child to have more than two parents - State Politics - The Sacramento Bee
“The bill brings California into the 21st century, recognizing that there are more than Ozzie and Harriet families today,” the San Francisco Democrat said.
Surrogate births, same-sex parenthood and assisted reproduction are changing society by creating new possibilities for nontraditional households and relationships.
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