October 18, 2019

Judge Denies Lesbian Custody Because 2 Women Can’t Make a Child

Mississippi woman denied custody rights over a child because of her gender

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Christina Strickland divorced her wife in 2013. She was refused custody of her youngest child, a 5 year old boy because of her gender reports Wapt News.

According to the report, Judge John S. Grant III said that two women cannot make children and so their youngest child, who was conceived with the help of a sperm donor “has got a natural father somewhere”.

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The Judge granted the woman visitation rights of the children, a 16 year old and 5 year old. She could not apply for joint custody of the 16 year old because there was no legal option to.

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California Single Stall Restrooms to be Gender Neutral

New California law requires all public restrooms to be made gender neutral

Gender Neutral Restroom Sign - Baby Wale Restaurant DC

Gender Neutral Restroom Sign – Baby Wale Restaurant DC

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that requires all restrooms in businesses, restaurants, and areas of public accommodation to be gender neutral starting March 1st of 2017.

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State Assemblyman, Phil Ting, who authored Assembly Bill (AB) 1732 said in a press release “Restricting access to single-user restrooms by gender defies common sense and disproportionately burdens the LGBT community, women, and parents or caretakers of dependents of the opposite gender. Bathroom access is a biological need. This law will ensure more safety, fairness, and convenience access for everyone.”

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LGBTQ Families Still Awaiting Equal Parenting Rights in Canada

Law requires non-biological co-parent to be male to have parental rightsgay-631966_960_720

LGBTQ families are anxiously awaiting for changes to be made to a law that “currently discriminates against lesbian couples who use a sperm donor they know, families with more than two parents raising their children and trans men who give birth.”

The law, called the Children’s Law Reform Act of 1990 stipulates that couples who use reproductive technologies such as artificial insemination should be given the same parenting rights as couples who conceive naturally.

However, under this law, the non biological parent could only be presumed a parent if they, both cohabited with the birth mother and is male.

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According to The Globe and Mail, 21 parents sued the government of Ontario in April this year for the discriminatory law demanding that it be amended. The government ruled in their favor and found that the law violates the Charter of Rights because it “… does not provide equal recognition and the equal benefit and protection of the law to all children, without regard to their parents’ sexual orientation, gender identity, use of assisted reproduction or family composition.”

The government is said to have until the end of this month to introduce the proposed changes. Under the proposed law, children can have up to four legal parents per family. Parents can also choose to write the role they wish to play in the family whether as a mother, father or simply parent, regardless of sex.

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