A Canadian court has ruled that a 5-year-old boy's two lesbian mothers can both be legally regarded as parents without removing parental status from the biological father.
The non-biological mother wanted to be legally recognised as the child's parent but didn't want to adopt as this would strip the father of parental status. The court ruled that not recognising all 3 parents was contrary to the child's interests.
Lawyers for the parents say that the ruling is important as the legislation was out of date. Critics of the move are calling the ruling judicial activism and saying this opens the door to a child have four or more parents.