Dutch legislation to recognise lesbian parents
A soon-to-be introduced legislation will make it easier for lesbian couple to be recognised as a child’s parents.13 August 2008
THE NETHERLANDS - Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin is introducing draft legislation which will make it easier for both members of a lesbian couple to be recognised as a child's parents.
Lesbian couples would no longer have to appear before a judge to gain such recognition.
As the law now stands, adoption procedures are used to regulate the situation of non-biological mothers within same-sex relationships. Hirsch Ballin says the interests of the child will be served by streamlining the law.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]
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