Two women got together as a lovable couple and at some point decided they were ready to have a child. They went to the man they wished to contribute sperm to complete the needed conception of a child. A child was born and the names of the Father, and the Mother, were put on the birth certificate and that is where the Women's Right's group, Real Women, felt it should end.
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently ruled that these two mothers could be on the birth certificate of a child along with the father's name. That ruling went uncontested by the Attorney General of Ontario thus making it the law today in Canada's most middle of the road province, Ontario. The effect of the unchallenged judgment is that two women or two men can be listed as parents of a child and or at least one more person may be added.
Social Conservative rights groups like the Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) and REAL Women have often warned that the traditional family was under attack or at least threatened by law changes that recognize gay’s access to "family" rights.
Jim Hughes, National President of the CLC said in a release yesterday,
“This ruling clearly shows the extent to which the homosexual activists will pursue their agenda regardless of the welfare of children.”
In its press release of August 23, 2006, The Alliance for Marriage and Family (AMF) ... "argues that there is no authority under Ontario law to declare a third parent for a child without one of the biological parents giving up parental rights. There are many other situations in which more than two adults may wish to have parental rights over a child, for example, if a child’s parents have divorced and remarried. Therefore AMF contends it is not a violation of the Charter to deny the declaration of parenthood for the same-sex partner in this situation."
Simply put the AMF, made up of these enlightened folks, the Catholic Civil Rights League, Christian Legal Fellowship, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), Focus on the Family and REAL Women sought and obtained intervener status to say, "It’s always been this way so leave it alone." They go onto add that if such a change was to be made it should be made by the provincial legislature. You may give them credit for wanting the democratic process to work and then again you may consider this to be a shell game on their part.
The game plan for the Social Conservative Religious (and) Right (SCR&R) sect has always been there to deny access to freedoms, enjoyed by a majority of Canadians, to other Canadians. They did it with the first nations, immigrants, divorced and or single moms to name a few.
I wouldn't be surprised if the SCR&R have its agenda stationary pre-printed with the following action items.
Agenda of Local, Provincial and National monthly SCR&R meetings
1. Support for Traditional Families, (Status of anti-gay efforts)
2. Protection of our Children, (repeat lies about gay and single parent families leading children to temptation)
3. God's Army (Report from the Federal Conservative MP’s Caucus meetings and Election Planning Committee)
4. Greetings from America/Financial Report (Discuss access to funding and resources from wealthy American Evangelical groups)
5. What would Jesus do? (make it up or choose selected pieces out of context to support our position)
6. Good and Welfare (Thank you card to James Dobson, Jerry Falwel for ongoing support)
7. A-Men - In the name of the Father, the Mother and the Holy Ghost (Women can say Amen too but can't vote)
Wait a minute, I never saw the Holy Ghost on any birth Certificate! Whats really going on here...