California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law a measure that allows a child, in an appropriate case, to have more than two legal parents. This is a truly novel development, as states have otherwise uniformly taken the view that three parents is a crowd that cannot be tolerated. Ever. ...
In this column, I’ll discuss the ruling that brought this question into focus—a disturbing case of a child who had not a single stable parent, despite having three adults potentially holding parental rights with regard to the child— and the potential implications of the legislature’s change to the parentage code.
Joanna L. Grossman,
California Allows Children to Have More Than Two Legal Parents Verdict
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