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There is nothing like a liberal judiciary to set the standard;

Three-parent families may be as good as two, top judges have ruled as they backed a gay father in his ground-breaking contact dispute with the lesbian mothers of his two year-old son.

Huh?

Observing that “human emotions are powerful and inconstant”, Lord Justice Thorpe said that, despite the women’s desire to create “a two-parent lesbian nuclear family”, the father was “seeking to offer a relationship of considerable value” to his son. And he told the court: “It is generally accepted that a child gains by having two parents. It does not follow from that that the addition of a third is necessarily disadvantageous”.

Why stop at four, M’lud? In fact, why bother having ANY definition of a family, after all that’s soooooo retro, don’t you think?

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13 thoughts on “THE THREE PARENT FAMILY TRIUMPHS…

  1. ” .. as they backed a gay father in his ground-breaking contact dispute with the lesbian mothers of his two year-old son.”

    It used to be said you’re getting old when the coppers look younger and younger. This country’s so decadent I don’t even understand what half the news stories are going on about now.

  2. On the one hand I appreciate the newness of the notion but I think this is better than same sex parenting. In an ideal world every child would have day to day access to two loving committed parents of both genders.

    The main downside is that it makes decision making a bit of a bugger! Often even with two parents they can’t agree and provide a consistent message. With three the child could well be running rings round them by 11. It certainly increases your chances of being getting a parent to let you have the whateveritis.

  3. Why is this ‘news’ and being reported at all? These perverse cases seem to be popping up everywhere. I’m not really interested in the cesspit in which these people live so why is it in our newspapers? Just leave them to themselves.

  4. I’m not really interested in the cesspit in which these people live so why is it in our newspapers?
    Interested enough to comment on it.

  5. No Geoff – I just want to know why it should be ‘news’. You seem to be very interested in this field: any ideas as to why it’s ‘news’?

  6. Allan,

    “I’m not really interested in the cesspit in which these people live so why is it in our newspapers?”

    What a question! It interests me because I’m smug, self-righteous, and consider myself 100% normal, and entirely as the Creator intended me to be when he fashioned my ancestor Adam out of the slime of Mesopotamia.

    Simples.

  7. Allan stumbled upon a point, why is this news?

    it is news here because it involves gay people (who are getting almost as many posts as Muslims on these pages).

    Heterosexual couples who split up or divorce result in countless families with step-parents and multiple child custody situations.

  8. Actually I think this is a good result, for once, by the law lords. It actually goes far beyond the issue of sexuality, and is more about the rights of the biological parents to have access to their children.

    Its a clarification that biology is important, and that the rights of biological parents cannot be waived due to some agreement.

    It also helps reverse a situation where, in law, unless a biological parent is only a provider under the legal statute(s) which allows for IVF or downer insemination (as apposed to an agreement made out side the legislation), a parent is required under law to provide financial care for a child; yet has a diminished right to contact. This helps strengthen the rights of a biological parent, usually the father, to have contact.

    So ignoring the facts of sexuality, I for one am glad of this ruling.

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