California Assembly Advances ‘Third Parent’ Bill

Yesterday, the California Assembly voted 51-26 to advance SB 1476, which allows judges to recognize that some children have more than two parents. This would protect, for example, same-sex couples who wish to keep their donor or surrogate connected to their child’s life. The bill will return to the Senate for a concurring vote on amendments made in the Assembly, and presuming passage, will then head to the Governor’s desk.