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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

3 Parents for California Children?

By Rick Pearcey • September 11, 2012, 05:41 PM

Jennifer Roback Morse writes at Public Discourse:

If California State Senator Mark Leno has his way, children in California will be able to have three legal parents. Before we dismiss SB 1476 as another example of California Weird, we had best look into it more closely. After all, the bill has passed both houses of the California Assembly and is awaiting Governor Brown’s signature or veto.

I believe this development was inevitable, more inevitable in fact than the much-vaunted inevitability of gay marriage. Once we started trying to normalize parenting by same-sex couples and redefine marriage to remove the dual-gender requirement, we had to end up with triple-parenting.

A deeper look at the whole picture surrounding SB 1476 reveals that not only should the three-parent law fail, same-sex “marriage” should fail as well. As we will see, embedded in this bill is an appalling power-grab by the state, and a grotesque misrepresentation of the facts by the bill’s authors.

"Triple-parenting and genderless marriage are destructive policies," Morse concludes. "They must be stopped. SB 1476 has passed both houses of the California Assembly. Governor [Jerry] Brown has the power to veto or to sign this ill-conceived law. He must decide, one way or the other, by September 30. Let us hope he does the right thing."