Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Connecticut Parenting Bill

From NBC News:

On Tuesday, the first day of LGBTQ Pride Month, Gov. Ned Lamont, a Democrat, signed a ceremonial copy of the Connecticut Parentage Act into law. The measure, which was officially signed last week and takes effect Jan. 1, will make it easier for those who don’t share a biological connection with their child to establish parentage.

LGBTQ couples face challenge on adoption process. With no second-parent-adoption process, their parental rights are limited. As a result, it often causes extra paperwork and preparation for children's routine activities.

One of the benefits this bill brings is that it allows couples to establish parentage through a simple administrative form, which gives LGBTQ families a sigh of relief.

Read more here.

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