Monday, October 07, 2013

3+ parent law now signed in California

I explained last week Why the 3-parent law will be back, after Gov. Brown vetoed it last year.

I did not realize that it was back so soon:
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will allow children in California to have more than two legal parents, a measure opposed by some conservative groups as an attack on the traditional family.

Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said he authored the measure to address the changes in family structure in California, including situations in which same-sex couples have a child with an opposite-sex biological parent.

The law will allow the courts to recognize three or more legal parents so that custody and financial responsibility can be shared by all those involved in raising a child, Leno said.
Here is Calif SB 274, with some extra legislative info here.
"Courts need the ability to recognize these changes so children are supported by the adults that play a central role in loving and caring for them," Leno said. "It is critical that judges have the ability to recognize the roles of all parents so that no child has to endure separation from one of the adults he or she has always known as a parent."

The bill was partially a reaction to a 2011 court decision involving a lesbian couple that briefly ended their relationship, according to Leno's office. One of the women was impregnated by a man before the women resumed their relationship. A fight broke out, putting one of the women in the hospital and the other in jail, but the daughter was sent to foster care because her biological father did not have parental rights.

"Everyone who places the interests of children first and realizes that judges shouldn't be forced to rule in ways that hurt children should cheer this bill becoming law," said Ed Howard, senior counsel for the Children's Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law.
Mark Leno is a gay Jewish Russian Commie Israeli rabbinical student whose life partner died of AIDS, and he is lying about that 2011 court decision. The dad won that case, and got custody of the kid as the legal father. Even if he were not the legal father, he likely would have gotten custody anyway as the nearest relative who is a responsible parent.

This law, more han any other single law, demonstrates the evil behind American family law. Nobody would want this except gay Jewish commies who are out to destroy the family, and judges, lawyers, and other parasites who want increased power in micro-managing families.

This law is a symptom of the decline of our civilization. I expect that lesbians, polygamists, grandparents, and others will sonn be taking advantage of this law. I see nothing good coming from it. A child could soon have 10 legal parents, with none of them biologically related.

Update: Laura Wood adds:
The future custody disputes are dizzying to contemplate and include the inevitability that children will travel to multiple households, perhaps staying with a father and his homosexual friends one night, a lesbian mother another and a lesbian who now hates the lesbian mother a third night. But, it’s all done in the “interests of children.”


Anonymous said...

7601. (a) “Natural parent” as used in this code means a nonadoptive parent established under this part, whether biologically related to the child or not.

Got it. A nonadoptive, nonbiological gay or lesbian spouse is a "natural parent." That's only natural. How have I lived so long and not recognized this obvious truth?

Why couldn't lawmakers establish that a gay or lesbian spouse is a "legal parent" and leave what's natural to science and medicine?

George said...

Good catch. Yes, they are destroying parenthood as we know it.

Paul M said...

This law is 100% about enabling lesbian parents to soak the fool who donated his sperm, and more generally, allowing women to get CS from multiple men.
The day will come when a single mom stands up in court and says "yes, Your Honour, each of these dozen men were a father figure to my child" and His Honour spikes all of 'em for CS.