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01/04/2007 09:59 AM ID: 59326 Permalink   

Court Rules Child Can Have Three Parents

 

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Lawyers for the parents say that the ruling is important as the legislation was out of date.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.

 
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  How confusing  
 
for the child at a young age. Who answers to the name mummy. Such a basic thing for a child to call their mother and even that is going to be confusing. It's a whole different game when children are involved to try and keep them balanced and not confused.
 
  by: sleeky     01/04/2007 10:48 AM     
  Calling..  
 
people 'mother' and 'father' is a purely social invention. The only confusion that would be likely is if the concept of 1 mother and 1 father were forced upon the child even as he adjusted to a social family structure which includes 3 parents.
 
  by: velger   01/04/2007 11:56 AM     
  I predict  
 
that this child will possibly grow up with the strange aberration of being more tolerant and more accepting of others

I have no problem with this although the kid may want to keep this information on the down-lo in the schoolyard :)





 
  by: Calculon   01/04/2007 02:48 PM     
  One step  
 
in the right direction.
 
  by: ChaoticVengeance     01/04/2007 04:58 PM     
  ok...  
 
"Critics of the move are calling the ruling judicial activism and saying this opens the door to a child have four or more parents."

Right... like having two parents opens the door to three or more parents? Grab your protest signs, we have to forbid children from having parents! Even having one parent opens the door for two or more! Unacceptable!
 
  by: erasedgod   01/04/2007 05:09 PM     
  Everything's a "gateway" these days  
 
It started with pot as the gateway to heroin and crack ... then gay marriage became the gateway to adults marrying animals and children ... now having three parents is a gateway to having four or more!

Do these people realize how stupid they sound?
 
  by: lĀ“anglais     01/04/2007 05:35 PM     
  This is overdue  
 
Finally a matrix of relationships recognized by law which most accomodate the people pursing them. Be it the role of mother, father, or any kind of relationship.
 
  by: Hollywood   01/04/2007 05:51 PM     
  Not at all confusing.  
 
Everything and nothing is confusing for a child at a young age - they are programmed to gather and assimilate new information about the world around them. As I've often said on this issue, it's the adults who have the problem getting their heads around it. They then project their confusion onto kids (when it's not just an agenda-driven charade).

Speaking of agendas, we have the usual talking-points on parade here:

"Once you remove it from the realm of nature and the realm of traditional moral and religious teachings, who's going to decide how many parents a child can have? What's so magical about three, maybe there could be more."

This has to be the most ignorant statement I've ever heard. Many groups of animals, including humans, have been known to parent as a group. To act as if this is not only unheard of but also certainly harmful is idiotic.

"The court saw this case as an opportunity to entrench so-called alternative family structures in law without submitting the idea to the rigours of the legislative process."

Canadians, do you not have step-parents up there, or is this guy just a flaming moron? I really fail to see why this ruling is so remarkable in terms of family structure - though why it is significant to gay rights and thusly troubling to fools like this is obvious.
 
  by: MomentOfClarity     01/04/2007 06:18 PM     
  She left him with a shred ...  
 
'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.'

Which is good because she already stripped him of his manhood by taking his wife away.
 
  by: AccessG     01/04/2007 07:14 PM     
  i feel bad for...  
 
the father. His wife left him for another woman and now the whole world knows it.
 
  by: darkrom666   01/04/2007 07:31 PM     
  Yeah  
 
cause its his fault she is gay...
 
  by: ssxxxssssss   01/04/2007 10:25 PM     
  @AccessG + darkrom666  
 
I don't think they were ever married. As far as I can tell the father is simply the helpful dude who helped get one of them pregnant. He's friends with both of them and takes an active role in the kid's life.
 
  by: ixuzus     01/04/2007 10:31 PM     
  @MoC  
 
"Canadians, do you not have step-parents up there, or is this guy just a flaming moron?"

Yes, we do, and yes, he is.
 
  by: StarShadow     01/05/2007 12:53 PM     
  If...  
 
She's a dyke... then how's she got a kid.

She's a liar!
 
  by: dook   01/08/2007 08:48 PM     
 
 
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