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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:07 PM

Florida Judge Approves Birth Certificate Listing Three Parents

Source: Reuters

Florida judge approves birth certificate listing three parents

MIAMI | Thu Feb 7, 2013 6:35pm EST

By Kevin Gray

MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida judge has approved the adoption of a 22-month-old baby girl that will list three people as parents on her birth certificate -- a married lesbian couple and a gay man.

The decision ends a two-year paternity fight between the couple and a friend of the women who donated his sperm to father the child but later sought a larger role in the girl's life.

The ruling means the child's birth certificate will include a biological father and both women as parents in an unusual arrangement approved recently by a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge.

The women, Maria Italiano, 43, and Cher Filippazzo, 38, had made several unsuccessful attempts to become parents using fertility clinics.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE91618L20130207

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Hissyspit Feb 2013 OP
Warpy Feb 2013 #1
cosmicone Feb 2013 #2
MADem Feb 2013 #3
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 #4
RobinA Feb 2013 #5
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #7
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #6
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #8

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:12 PM

1. And in Florida!

All the fundies in the rest of the state are going to be freaking out over this one.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:34 PM

2. Next up

Octomom's babies will list 14 parents ....

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:24 PM

3. That's rather special. Opens the door, certainly, to other "DNA is Destiny" cases.

I do think children have a right to know--if the parents know--where their genetic code came from.

Not really sure about the rest; I suppose "it depends."

It's certainly complex.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:09 AM

4. It satisfies the govt's interest.

If the government can reduce the likelihood of providing financial aid all the better. It increases the odds that the child will not suffer due to economics and has more interested in its well-being.

If by chance one of them get "divorced" the court will have an interesting decision to make. Or what happens if one of the remaining female remarries how does that get resolved?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:01 PM

5. This Is Wrong

This opens the door to all kind of hairsplitting that will eventually make birth certificates useless for what they were intended for - to show a birth and the child's bio parents.

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Response to RobinA (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:32 PM

7. My birth certificate makes no mention of my biological parents

It lists my adoptive parents.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:29 PM

6. Birth certificate should show biological mother and biological father if known.

There is no need for any other information. Custody and visitation issues should be decided by a family court judge according to the child's best interests. What is on the birth certificate is immaterial.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:33 PM

8. My birth certificate make no mention of my biological parents

It lists only my adoptive parents.

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