Friday, July 24, 2009

DC Domestic Partnership Judicial Determination Parentage Act of 2009

That's a mouthful isn't it? Lesbians Now Legally Parents After Insemination - The Advocate. It means that "Children born through artificial insemination can now legally have two female parents at birth". Adoption is no longer necessary for the female partner of the birth mother to be legally considered the child's parent.

And this is how it should be. How lucky to be domestic partners in Washington DC and expecting.

"The law is the first of its kind in the country. A similar law goes into effect in January 2010 in New Mexico. The D.C. Council voted earlier this year to recognize out-of-district same-sex marriages and expects to debate marriage equality later this year."

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