A new California bill could allow children in the state to legally have more than two parents if it is passed by policy committees in the Assembly. However, this is not a new concept as several states already legally recognize more than two parents.
Non-biological mothers or fathers, under the bill, would simply have to meet existing standards of legal parenthood, CBS San Francisco reports. Supporters claim the bill would help keep children out of foster care.
Other say it could apply to lesbian and gay couples who use a surrogate or sperm donor to conceive, as well as to a man who marries a woman pregnant with another man’s child. However, opponents fear it will threaten conservative family values.
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