Wednesday 21 April 2021

‘A child should be able to have more than two official parents’

It should be legally possible for a child to have more than two official parents, in order to recognise modern family situations, according to MPs from the green party GroenLinks.


They want junior justice minister Fred Teeven to look at the legal situation in the light of current living patterns.
For example, the children of two lesbian mothers may want the biological father to have an official role. Stepmothers and stepfathers often also want official status.
‘The practical situation in a family is more important than a biological relationship,’ MP Liesbeth Van Tongeren is quoted by Nos as saying.
The VVD Liberals also say the law on parenthood should be amended to reflect modern families.
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