Saturday, March 31, 2012
From the Guardian:
The gay father of a two-year-old boy living with his lesbian mother and her partner has won the right to be involved in his life in a landmark ruling that could have significant implications for "alternative families".
Judges at the court of appeal ruled that the couple's desire to set up "a two-parent lesbian nuclear family" might be "essentially selfish and may later insufficiently weigh the welfare and developing rights of the child".
The decision to have a child can never be a matter of "dry legal contract" and the father's right to play a role in his son's life must be recognised, ruled the judges.
Observing that "human emotions are powerful and inconstant", Lord Justice Thorpe said the father was "seeking to offer a relationship of considerable value" to his son.
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