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Parentage Case Update: Can a Child Have Two Mothers?

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Publication Date: December 2005

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Paula Roberts

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Law and ethics (Family law)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Modern technology makes it possible for a child to have two mothers. Should the law recognize this? This memo analyzes three recent California cases that use traditional laws and methods of analysis to find that the law should.The cases may be useful to other jurisdictions trying to decide how to approach such situations.