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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:28 AM
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Toddler Gets Three Gay Parents Court Rules
Auckland, New Zealand) In what is believed to be a world first, a two year old boy will have three gay parents: a gay dad who donated his sperm, a lesbian mom who bore him, and her same-sex partner following a court ruling in Auckland, New Zealand.
But after the baby was born, the couples had a falling out and the women moved back to Auckland, refusing the men access. The birth mother's partner then made an application in the court to be named the boy's legal co-parent.

The men sued citing the contract the two couples signed which stated that, although the child would live with the women, the sperm donor would be named as father on the birth certificate, that the men would be consulted on parenting decisions and have at least 14 days' access to the boy every year.

The battle went to the high court twice, where judges said such cases raised moral and ethical issues that should be addressed by parliament, rather than the courts.
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