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CanadaNon-biological parent's name restored to birth certificate following appeals court ruling

13:35  23 august  2019
13:35  23 august  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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The name of a sperm donor will be removed from his child's birth certificate following a recent Quebec Court of Appeals decision, which has reignited calls for the province to legally recognize families with more than two parents.

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In the case of Family X, the sperm donor to a lesbian couple sought to have his name included on the birth certificate after the couple split and the non-biological parent transitioned to become a man.

A lower court agreed to his request and ordered the name of the non-biological parent removed from the document and replaced with the sperm donor's.

But in handing down that ruling, Quebec Superior Court Judge Gary Morrison said the Quebec government should review its laws to recognize families with more than two parents.

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In overturning Morrison's decision, though, the appeals court said this may not have been the right opportunity to create a precedent.

Non-biological parent's name restored to birth certificate following appeals court ruling © Charles Contant/CBC The top court in Quebec has reversed a Superior Court decision that put a sperm donor's name on his child's birth certificate at the expense of a non-biological parent.

"Family X is biparental: since the child's birth, it had two [parents]," wrote judges Jocelyn Rancourt, Stephen Hamilton and Supreme Court nominee Nicholas Kasirer.

Their ruling points out there was a written agreement between the couple and the sperm donor, who alleges the child may have been conceived through sexual relations.

In the agreement, struck after the child's birth, the donor consented to play an active part in the child's life but not be a co-parent.

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The appeals court decision also says the sperm donor's motivation for seeking to have his name included on the birth certificate may have gone beyond mere recognition.

"It appears the [non-birth parent's transition] was one of the decisive reasons" why the biological father pursued the case in court, the decision states.

The appeals court cited a document submitted by the donor. In it the donor objects to the desire of the transitioning non-biological parent to be called "papa" by the child.

"It hurts me…. My role was to be the father," the sperm donor added during testimony at the initial trial. The appeals court singled out that comment in its decision.

The non-biological parent's transition should in no way change his legal status as a parent, the appeals court said.

An advocacy group for LGBT familes welcomed the decision to overturn the lower court ruling and exclude the sperm donor's name from the birth certificate.

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Most states allow parents to modify the birth certificate and change a child’ s name within one year However, every state varies in its rules , so if you aren’t sure what your state requires, you may want If the court hasn’t determined paternity for your child, and the person listed on the birth certificate

A birth certificate is an important document and is often used for identification purposes throughout a lifetime. In California, a court order is required for such a change to ensure that the change is valid and to ensure that the name of a biological parent is not unfairly being removed from the certificate .

Non-biological parent's name restored to birth certificate following appeals court ruling © Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press Mona Greenbaum, executive director of the LGBT Family Coalition, says Quebec's family law should be reformed to include more non-traditional parenting situations.

Mona Greenbaum, director of the Quebec LGBT Family Coalition, said there was an element of transphobia in the lower court ruling because it prioritized the blood link when there was no legal reason to do so.

"I'm relieved, but at the same time I'm a little bit disappointed that [they] didn't go any further than that," Greenbaum said, adding that she was hoping the appeals court judges would have also called on legislators to allow for more than two legal parents.

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Robert Leckey, dean of the law faculty at McGill University, agreed that it's time for the government to recognize more alternative parenting situations.

"There's been strong resistance in Quebec even as other provinces have moved that way. I think some people are concerned that there'll be more disputes," Leckey said Wednesday on CBC Montreal's Daybreak.

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"But at the end of the day, social practice has moved there. There are kids who do have three parent figures and I think ultimately we'll need to find a way to recognize them."

Other provinces have changed their policies to recognize multi-parent realities.

In 2007, an Ontario court set a precedent by permitting that three or more parents can be listed on a birth certificate. British Columbia passed a law allowing the practice in 2013.

Non-biological parent's name restored to birth certificate following appeals court ruling © Submitted by Robert Leckey Robert Leckey is dean of McGill University's law faculty, where he also teaches family law.

Last summer, a judge in Newfoundland and Labrador declared all three adults in a polyamorous relationship legal parents.

But Leckey said the facts about the case of Family X did not lend themselves to a similar kind of precedent-setting ruling.

"The dispute was over who was going to be parent number two," said Leckey, who has written extensively about family law.

"So I can see why the Court of Appeal may have felt this wasn't the occasion to really push things toward three parents, when it wasn't in fact what the people were looking for."

In response to a request for comment, Quebec's Justice Ministry wouldn't say whether it intends to recognize more than two parents legally. But it added that family law reform is in the works.

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