Why same-sex marriage makes 3-parent arrangements inevitable
Catholic World News - September 10, 2012
A California legislator has introduced a proposal that would allow for 3 people to be recognized as the parents of a single child. This was inevitable, argues Jennifer Roback Morse, once same-sex marriage gained legal acceptance.
From society’s perspective, marriage provides a simple way to identify, acknowledge, and protect the parents of children. But two people of the same sex cannot produce a child without some assistance from a member of the opposite sex. If the surrogate parent is granted any rights, 3-parent arrangements emerge, and the law must find a way to deal with those situations.
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