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Post by keaggy220 » Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:11 pm

Court Gives Ontario Boy Three Parents
Sunday, January 07, 2007 - Fox News


In an odd but groundbreaking court ruling — involving the definition of a family where same-sex partners are involved — a Canadian court declared a 5-year-old Ontario boy can legally have a father and two mothers, the International Herald Tribune reports.

The child has been raised since birth by his biological mother and her gay partner, who have been together since 1990. The boy's biological father has been involved in his life from the start, but has moved on to another woman and has another child.


This ruling clears the legal relationship between the boy and the newly crowned second mother — if the biological mother unexpectedly dies, the partner maintains custody.

"There's no fragility in my status with him now," she said.

The newly crowned mother said her lack of legal status not only hindered her socially, but prevented her from acting on behalf of the boy with his school or doctors.

The court decision overturns a 2003 ruling, and has been the center of scrutiny by religious and family groups for undermining what they say are traditional definitions of marriage.

The two women had considered adoption, which would have given the partner legal status. However, under Ontario law, it would have stripped the father of his parental status, something the women said would be unfair to the boy.

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Post by Ralph » Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:23 pm

I have to read the decision but it's sounds like a very sound, decent, one. The nature of families has changed and continues to do so. While some would anchor parentage in the traditional heterosexual model, it's clear that in many countries that is unrealistic.

Canada often leads the way in these evolving areas.
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Post by burnitdown » Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:41 pm

Ralph wrote:While some would anchor parentage in the traditional heterosexual model, it's clear that in many countries that is unrealistic.
As long as it gives those of us who are in the traditional model the ability to get away from the others, I'm all for it. Otherwise, it's oppression and I'm going to have to start shooting government representatives. Jefferson would be proud.

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Post by keaggy220 » Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:53 am

burnitdown wrote:
Ralph wrote:While some would anchor parentage in the traditional heterosexual model, it's clear that in many countries that is unrealistic.
As long as it gives those of us who are in the traditional model the ability to get away from the others, I'm all for it. Otherwise, it's oppression and I'm going to have to start shooting government representatives. Jefferson would be proud.
I think you are still safe anywhere above 2500' in Idaho.

I find that the "tolerance" crowd ARE very tolerant - except to those that are regarded as intolerant. It's kind of ironic.

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Post by Corlyss_D » Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:57 am

keaggy220 wrote:I find that the "tolerance" crowd ARE very tolerant - except to those that are regarded as intolerant. It's kind of ironic.
They are tolerant of anything that that attacks and undermines western civilizaton. Anything supporting western civilization, they want to insult, demean, and oppress.
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