My Family from WiddlyTinks.com
Big news out of Sacramento that has interesting implications for poly families:
“State Sen. Mark Leno is pushing legislation to allow a child to have multiple parents.
“The bill brings California into the 21st century, recognizing that there are more than Ozzie and Harriet families today,” the San Francisco Democrat said. …
The key factor is a child’s best interest: SB 1476 does not force judges to do anything, it only provides them with discretion to recognize multiple parents if doing so not only is beneficial, but is required for a child’s well-being, Leno said.”
In a similar ruling in the UK in March of this year Lord Justice Thorpe said:
“It is generally accepted that a child gains by having two parents. It does not follow from that that the addition of a third is necessarily disadvantageous”.
What do you think? Is this great? A nightmare in the making? Your thoughts?
[Thanks to Oz in Seattle for the heads-up in email!]
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