Netherlands new Lesbian Parenthood Law

The Dutch House of Representatives has accepted  (2 Nov) a bill from State Secretary Teeven which provides for a situation where the partner of the mother of the child (duo mother) can become a legal parent without having to go to court. The duo mother can become the legal parent automatically by means of marriage if the sperm donor is unknown. The Govt says the central focus of the bill is the interest of the child. The Govt says that each year 200-400 mothers will makes use of this new law. For Govt press release click here. 

POSTED 13 Nov 2012