Is It OK for a Child to Have More Than Two Parents?

Fef 2012/07/03 21:00:00
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California Democrats want to increase the number of parents a child can have. SB 1476 would allow a child to have more than two parents at the same time in order to accommodate same-sex parents, surrogates, assisted reproduction, and other non-traditional parental relationships.

SacBee.com reports: Mom and Dad, same-sex couples or blended families, California law is clear: No more than two legal parents per child. 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," Leno said. But some disagree. "It comes as no surprise that he would try to say that a child has more than two parents – that's absurd," said Benjamin Lopez, a legislative analyst for Traditional Values Coalition, a Bible-based civil rights group.

SacBee points out potential problems and complexities caused by SB 1476:
Tax deductions, citizenship, probate, public assistance, school notifications and Social Security rights all can be affected by determinations of parenthood, notes the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.

Examples of three-parent relationships that could be affected by SB 1476 include: 1) A family in which a man began dating a woman while she was pregnant, then raised that child with her for seven years. The youth also had a parental relationship with the biological father. 2) A same-sex couple who asked a close male friend to help them conceive, then decided that all three would raise the child. 3) A divorce in which a woman and her second husband were the legal parents of a child, but the biological father maintained close ties as well. How do you feel about the proposed bill?

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  • John Howard 2014/07/26 16:55:14
  • krayzrick 2013/08/30 22:37:16
    Mom, and Pop. That's it.
  • stranger 2012/11/06 00:15:09
  • *{≈F®éD Fîñå†îç≈}* 2012/10/30 17:04:43
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    Wow, Whats the big deal! It may help them to have extra support with there life. Plus, more Christmas presents :D
  • Tastentier 2012/08/08 19:59:37
    I'm much more concerned about the children of single parents than about children who grow up with multiple caretakers. It takes a village...
  • ValorNET 2012/08/01 00:31:18
    With the stipulation that they do NOT indoctrinate children to believe homosexuality is normal, because IT IS NOT. It is an ALTERNATIVE CHOICE.

    Wanna ride my ass about my conviction? Too bad.
    View my old posts about it for further analysis instead.
  • Lone Wolf 2012/07/31 19:21:53
    Lone Wolf
    WOW this is close 52% NO and 48% YES. And that’s only out of 1086 people that have answered on this site. I bet there a lot more out there that would make YES = or more then the NO. All though I am still looking for that right women for my family not all YES fit together. threesome
  • ancientmath 2012/07/27 06:15:10
    I think this will help separated parents retain their legal standing as a parent. Should one parent remarry and the new parent adopts them (sometimes without the original parents permission), this allows the original parent their rights as a parent as well...albeit shared. I also believe this will add stabilty to a child's life as it is well known they gain by learning they have more than one (or two in this case) parent to lean on for support.
  • Brosia - KarmaRaven 2012/07/27 03:05:08
    Brosia - KarmaRaven
    My son has 2 fathers and 1 mother. It works for us.
  • T 2012/07/16 23:25:19
    How do divorced couples do it with remarrying?
  • ancient... T 2012/07/27 06:10:51
    For tax purposes. it's whoever has them 51% of the year. For school officials, it simply adds to the Legal Guardian list...but there is only one Primary Parent when it comes to registration.
  • iPredator 2012/07/15 12:47:19
    Actually it's not OK. As a Christian, maximum of 2 is enough. Because if more than 2, such as one husband and two wives, there is no more "my one and only love." In the Old Testament God gave Solomon to have many wives (700+) because men never get satisfied. Men took advantage because God said, "...you are ruler of all other creatures.." If we have more than 2 parents, we will have no speciality, no "my one and only love" and no favorite parent. You will not like having 4 parents or so. Because most of the time, they will get in arguments. Please do not abuse my religion because if you do, God will do the same to you. "...do ye as you would want thy neighbours to do unto you.."
  • ancient... iPredator 2012/07/27 06:08:28
    Even Christians get divorced. Both loving parents will want to be their parent. Meanwhile, new partners of the separated parents should be loving enough to handle the responsibilty as well. The Old Testament is the past, as your Saviour dictates, btw. I'm not bashing it, just helping things to be in perspective. The specialty of being a parent is always special and separation never takes that away.
  • iPredator ancient... 2012/08/28 12:51:05
    Christians who get divorced are not true Christians because they both were not considerate of each other and did not have a forgiving heart.
  • Ana Hen... iPredator 2012/08/30 19:23:03
    Ana Henriques
    Not everyoby is Christian, dude. Keep religion and law separated, please.
  • ancient... iPredator 2013/08/07 00:59:01
    You mean they are not true followers of the Old Testament (Catholicism, which isn't true Christianity). True Christianity is based on the New Testament only.
  • Georgia Boni 2012/07/14 22:05:17
    Georgia Boni
    it's not the better option... But it is OK... Society changes... We gotta STOP being so narrow minded..
  • YOUR EARTH ANGEL'S REDEMPTION 2012/07/13 04:57:04
    my stand is strong on this one. one man one woman that's it!
  • SarahMohan 2012/07/10 11:40:55
    they may get frustrated in their personal life
  • ZenerSix 2012/07/09 13:05:44
    The purpose of the law is to establish fair and just rules for all human endeavors, not to extend special benefits to coerce people into living according to biblical tenets.
  • Asa 2012/07/09 00:13:16
    This is essential. It's time the laws start trying to keep up with reality, rather than trying to dictate what it should be.
  • bt sedlock 2012/07/08 19:31:06
    bt sedlock
    It's not okay for children to have more than two parents. It's completely weird and I'm surprised that virtually half of the voters on this board think it's okay.
  • Lorin M... bt sedlock 2012/07/13 03:12:51
    Lorin Morgan
    How is it weird?
  • bt sedlock Lorin M... 2012/07/14 17:16:39
    bt sedlock
    I don't know it looks weird to me.
  • Kima5489 bt sedlock 2012/07/14 23:59:06
    So because something looks weird to you, that invalidates someone else's familial experience?
  • bt sedlock Kima5489 2012/07/15 05:12:32
    bt sedlock
    Why do you find it okay for a child to have more than one family?
  • Kima5489 bt sedlock 2012/07/15 19:25:34
    What could be wrong with having more people who love you and a bigger support group?
  • bt sedlock Kima5489 2012/07/16 19:10:02
    bt sedlock
    I think it's kind of bizzare to me.
  • Kima5489 bt sedlock 2012/07/17 01:55:51
    Why is it bizarre?
  • bt sedlock Kima5489 2012/07/20 22:49:48
    bt sedlock
    I have no problem with Godparenting.
  • Kima5489 bt sedlock 2012/07/25 01:38:52
    So why have a problem with more than two people being responsible for a child or children?
  • bt sedlock Kima5489 2012/07/25 19:16:22
    bt sedlock
    Exactly. Why have a problem with it?
  • ManeoChoudhury 2012/07/08 16:30:05
    No one remembers the show "Full House"???
  • Nibiru 2012/07/08 03:17:21
  • michael.reeves.3150 2012/07/08 01:14:44
    how is it for same sex parents? but idc
  • Nibiru michael... 2012/07/08 03:18:05
  • Ana Hen... michael... 2012/08/30 19:25:13
    Ana Henriques
    It will work for the couple itself, and the biological parent who is not part of the couple. Like, two married men and the woman who conceived the kid =)
  • hilllary 2012/07/07 21:10:17
    Demo-Rats are stupid. God created the family, not these communist.
  • Lorin M... hilllary 2012/07/13 03:15:52 (edited)
    Lorin Morgan
    Republi-cants are stupid. God gave us the ability to love, and say that all people should be treated equal. It's like asking the kid to choose who deserves to have the title of parent, and they should be equal.
  • hilllary Lorin M... 2012/07/17 21:19:19
    You mention God read the first chapter of Romans, and then read the last verse and see what God says about same sex couples and those who support them.
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