An Ontario judge struck down a birth registry provision yesterday that prevents lesbian couples from being registered as parents of babies conceived through artificial insemination, saying that the regulation causes them unjustified "pain and hardship."
Mr. Justice Paul Rivard of the Ontario Superior Court ruled that the province violated the litigants' right to equality by stopping them from adding their names to the Statement of Live Births after their babies are born.
Lesbian mothers live in an atmosphere of homophobia that only is exacerbated when rules and conventions leave an impression that "there is something wrong or unnatural about their families,'' Judge Rivard said.
"Likewise, for children of lesbian mothers -- who are even more vulnerable than their parents to the lack of symbols of their families in popular culture -- exclusion of their parents from birth registration furthers this vulnerability."
If sex is now irrelevant to marriage in the civil law's eyes, and now to parentage, then why isn't the number of parents?
Why not make room for three or more parents?
For that matter, why does the man always have to be the father and the woman the mother? Why not switch it around, according to personal preference?
Get creative here, people! Biology and logic shouldn't be allowed to get in the way of law!
Source: Globe and Mail