Thursday, July 23, 2009

DC allows lesbian partner automatic parentage after insemination birth


According to “DC Wire” on page 8 (Metro) of the Thursday July 23 Washington Post, lesbians will not have to have written consent of their domestic partners to appear on the birth certificates of children born to women out of surrogate fatherhood or artificial insemination. A law allowing this took effect in Washington DC Saturday July 18. A similar law takes place in New Mexico Jan. 1, 2010.

The DC legislation is called the Domestic Partnership and Judicial Determination Parentage Act of 2009.

The story is online in the “Voices” section of the Post here.

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