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

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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?

Read More: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/02/4604048/californi...

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  • Character Bronar 2012/07/05 15:18:22
    Character
    So you base your life on what excites you? Oh well I'm sure we'll read about you in the Darwin Awards someday.
  • shaltov72 Herb 2012/07/05 23:02:28
    shaltov72
    Ths is in Californication, and your comment is of common sense they could not accept truth or what is right, look at the state it is in now, on the edge of sodom and gomorrah and accepting all the lies coming down the pike!
  • conservyT Bronar 2012/07/04 16:43:28
    conservyT
    +1
    YOU take being a Libertarian to a whole new level.

    So what next, let a person marry their dog or cat; LOL!!

    YOU'RE a NUT!!!
  • shaltov72 Bronar 2012/07/05 22:56:02
    shaltov72
    yes they sure do, but it seems that all the wierdness goes back to the ones who pay the
    taxes!
  • cmdrbnd007 2012/07/03 15:29:15
  • Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪ 2012/07/03 15:28:55 (edited)
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    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +9
    Being a parent isn't a civil right bestowed by the government, having a child makes you a parent. Adoption or surrogating are fine, but if you aren't the mother or biological father you aren't the parent. Another way for CA. to make revenue off deadbeat so called parents perhaps.
  • Yuki ~ ... Kat ♪ ~... 2012/07/03 19:14:02
    Yuki ~ ♦Lion King of PHÆT♦
    +5
    I disagree.

    My step-dad is as much of a parent to me as my biological mom and dad. If someone asked me to write down who my parents are, I'd probably end up writing down all three of them.
  • Kat ♪ ~... Yuki ~ ... 2012/07/03 21:55:48
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +3
    Well that's nice, but he's still not a parent unless he has children of his own.
  • Yuki ~ ... Kat ♪ ~... 2012/07/03 22:59:44
    Yuki ~ ♦Lion King of PHÆT♦
    +3
    I have two step-siblings.

    But he's still my parent, too.
  • ☆ Queen... Yuki ~ ... 2012/07/04 02:47:48
    ☆ QueenAline
    +1
    the question is probably asking who your (biological) parents are, and believe it or not....................you can only have 2
  • Yuki ~ ... ☆ Queen... 2012/07/04 15:04:06
    Yuki ~ ♦Lion King of PHÆT♦
    +1
    Actually, they found a way to include three genetic donors in one baby...
  • ☆ Queen... Yuki ~ ... 2012/07/04 15:36:56
    ☆ QueenAline
    I wouldn't mess with Mother Nature...it could have dire consequences...
  • Yuki ~ ... ☆ Queen... 2012/07/04 17:58:04
    Yuki ~ ♦Lion King of PHÆT♦
    In this case, it was to prevent the baby from inheriting a genetic defect from the mother's egg.
  • Character Yuki ~ ... 2012/07/05 15:23:45
    Character
    +1
    Your step-dad, is just that, your step-dad. He looks like a better care-giver, but he's not your parent. He can even become your legal guardian or adopted father, but he cannot physically become your parent.
  • Dagon 2012/07/03 15:24:58
  • Christi... Dagon 2012/07/03 15:30:15
    ChristianOnly
    +7
    Adoptive parents are real parents.
  • Dagon Christi... 2012/07/03 15:32:43
  • Christi... Dagon 2012/07/03 15:35:18
    ChristianOnly
    +5
    I'll be happy to tell my niece and nephew that their parents aren't really their parents according to you. I'm sure they will agree with me that you are full of dung.
  • Dagon Christi... 2012/07/03 15:37:29
  • Christi... Dagon 2012/07/03 15:48:26
    ChristianOnly
    +4
    Dung is an appropriate word, sorry your vocabulary is limited

    They call their parents mom and dad. They call their sperm and ovum donors.... well they don't call them anything since they were more interested in gang life than they were in feeding their children. Fortunately they will never be subjected to those who conceived them in a drug induced stupor.
  • Dagon Christi... 2012/07/03 15:59:41
  • shaltov72 Christi... 2012/07/05 23:12:49
    shaltov72
    Do all these people live in California? A biological parent is the true parent, DNA people, you cannot change it, chromisomes, there is nothing wrong about adopted parents if they love you and take care of you until you grow up and have common sense. Adoptive parents yes are parents but not if the biological factors are not in place!
  • ray Christi... 2012/07/03 15:42:26
    ray
    +1
    Adoptive parents are the distinction between Mother, Father and MOM,DAD .
    the Latter being the Real parents.
  • ☆ Queen... Christi... 2012/07/04 02:49:19
    ☆ QueenAline
    +1
    of course they are......but where does the government fit in passing a bill to declare a child can have real parents, adoptive parents, grand parents....it's just stupid.
  • shaltov72 ☆ Queen... 2012/07/05 23:15:58
    shaltov72
    the freaking government cannot even do something without screwing everything up, and here they are again messing more lives up. Hit the button to send a request that was a mistake sorry!
  • shaltov72 Christi... 2012/07/05 23:08:23
    shaltov72
    They are adoptive parents and they can be the best parents, and they can love you more and here is the key your biological parents, there is nothing that you can do to change
    who your biological parents are! End of biology lesson!

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