Tuesday, August 23, 2005

California court: Child can have 2 moms

At first this bothered me, but the more I thought about it, I actually think it's a great ruling.
In Elisa B. v. Superior Court., the court held that a lesbian who had agreed to raise the children born to her partner, but then split up with her partner, was required to pay child support for the children as a parent. In K.M. v. E.G., the court held that the existence of a written waiver of rights was no bar to a lesbian woman who had donated ova to her partner to assist in an in vitro fertilization from asserting rights as a parent.
Ya know, the American Family Association is all up in arms about this being another erosion of the "traditional" family, but in a way, it actually back strong families.
"A woman who supplies ova to be used to impregnate her lesbian partner, with the understanding that the resulting child will be raised in their joint home, cannot waive her responsibility to support that child,"
The judge said, in effect, "Hey, you want to be parents, then BE PARENTS!" The ruling is actually a crimp in the lifestyle of serial relationships which typifies so much of the homosexual community. If you want to conceive a child and give birth, just like a hetro couple, then (oh shocking horror and amazement) you've got to take repsonsibility for the offspring, jest like us regleeur folks duz. Parenthood is a package deal.

I'm not saying I defend same sex marriage or same sex parents, but I have to applaud the chutzpah of the judge for holding their feet to the fire. Huzzah!
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Update: Dave at Garfield Ridge weighs in with his well-intentioned, but ultimately misguided disagreement with my postion. Noble effort, yes, yet tragic nonetheless.