Skip to comments.Nova Scotia Scratches Out "Father" On Birth Certificates for "Father/Other Parent"
Posted on 09/25/2007 11:44:08 AM PDT by NYer
HALIFAX, September 24, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Nova Scotia's Progressive Conservative government rapidly approved new regulations, effective immediately, allowing birth certificates to register a lesbian "spouse" of a birth mother as the "other parent." The decision was made in cabinet only four days after the couple launched a human rights complaint.
Halifax scrambled to make adjustments to the Vital Statistics Act after a "married" lesbian couple, Emily and Jamie O'Neill, filed a Human Rights complaint demanding the province recognize them equally as parents to Emily's newborn daughter, Jordyn, who was conceived through artificial insemination and born August 7. Since the old regulations listed a newborn baby's "father" and "mother," Jamie would have needed to adopt Jordyn in order to acquire the same legal rights as Emily.
"In light of court decisions there would be no point in delaying anything," said Service Nova Scotia Minister Jamie Muir according to the Canadian Press. "The courts decided it was right to do and under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms this is the right thing to do and the province wants to do the right thing."
Previously homosexual human rights complaints in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario forced the provinces to change vital statistics regulations, while Manitoba and Quebec voluntarily changed the process of birth registration.
Muir said the government altered its regulations after a Thursday cabinet meeting.
"We were trying to find the most effective and efficient way to do this and we found out last week that we are able to do this through regulation, so regulation was the process that we chose."
The sweeping changes affecting all Nova Scotia society will benefit approximately four homosexual couples at this time according to Muir. Effective immediately, newborn children no longer have merely a "father," but a "father/other parent" listed on their birth certificates.
Halifax's innovative solution, however, to the latest hurdle in refashioning family structure without a basis in nature, still allows newborns the stability of keeping a "mother" on their birth certificate. This last concession from the government may not endure long if male-homosexual couples decide to file their own human rights complaint demanding the Charter of Rights and Freedoms redress the notion that a child naturally has the right to a "mother."
As well, the solution does not address the possible situation of a sperm donor father or surrogate mother also claiming parenthood such as occurred in the recent three parent case which resulted in a child being legally assigned 3 parents. With the growing likelihood of polygamy legalization and eventual recognition of polyamorous relationships, additional, new and interesting challenges to Canada's very flexible legal definition of family are likely.
Thanks to the provincial government's quick action, the O'Neills save the time and stress of a $3,000 adoption process, the government avoids a losing battle with the Human Rights Commission, and homosexual couples in Nova Scotia and throughout Canada can rest secure knowing that what Nature proposes, a human rights complaint disposes.
In the meantime, how the increasing numbers of children raised in these relationships are affected does not appear to be considered as important a factor as the rights of newly defined "parents".
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Same-Sex Parenting is Harmful to Children Says REAL Women of Canada
Experts Worldwide Find Gay Adoption Harmful for Children
Moving Letter from Child of Ex-Lesbian: "Why this sperm bank child opposes same sex marriage"
"Conclusive" Report by American Academy of Pediatrics on Homosexual Adoption Shown to be Full of Holes
Ontario Court Rules Five-Year Old Has Three Legal Parents Father, Mother, Lesbian Partner
The Broken Windows Theory of Marriage
As the West continues its downward spiral into a pit fit only for degenerates.
So how is a child to know who they inherited half their genetic material from? How do they tell if their new girlfriend is their soul mate or their sister?
“Progressive Conservative government”
Definite contradiction of terms.
“Hi, I’m Lauren. This is my mother, Darlene...this is my other mother, Darlene...”
But what happens if the sperm donor is a native American. How can the child be raised without knowing it’s complete and total heritage?
>> So how is a child to know who they inherited half their genetic material from? How do they tell if their new girlfriend is their soul mate or their sister?
Or if their biological father was at risk for hereditary illnesses?
Provincial governments in Canada are probably the most gutless in the world, when it comes to standing up to the Homosexual Lobby.
Just scream the word “discrimination”, and watch how quickly they roll over.
It was the provincial government of Ontario that rushed to legalize homosexual (”same-sex”) marriages two years ago, thus forcing it on the rest of the country because of the precedent set. Thanks for nothing you spineless pandering jellyfish.
Perhaps they need a new designation such as:
sperm generating source or genetic material source...
But then again the femi-freaks want to eliminate any
reference to the male side of the equation .
This is sick.
Is California still insisting on ‘parental unit’?
“Spain has taken another step in its journey from conservative to liberal bastion by creating new birth certificates to avoid discrimination against same-sex couples.
“According to an announcement in the Official Bulletin of State ‘The expression “father” will be replaced with “Progenitor A,” and “mother” will be replaced with “Progenitor B.”’
“The head of the national Civil Register, Pilar Blanco-Morales, told the newspaper ABC that the change took account of a new law on same-sex marriages passed by the socialist government in July.”
Hope these newly defined "parents" are able to pick up the pieces of their child's scattered psyche.
Put Turkey Baster on the certificate.
The sweeping changes affecting all Nova Scotia society will benefit approximately four homosexual couples at this time.
Heck, they want to redefine “marriage”, why don’t they just try to redefine “father” to mean a man, or a woman? They wouldn’t have to scratch anything off then.
Father: Turk E. Baster
Denial of reality is an integral part of giving the fiction known as “gay marriage” the force of law.
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