Saturday, April 20, 2013

Burke bill would redefine legal parenting to include same sex partners - Illinois Review

If you don’t think Same Sex Marriage has a slippery slope, here’s IR (link at bottom) on HB 1243…. 

While more attention has been focused this session on defining marriage, another bill is working its way through the legislature that would redefine parenting in Illinois. A revision to the Illinois Parentage Act, sponsored by State Rep Kelly Burke (D-Chicago), will change legal parental rights of adults who have children while they are not married. A section of HB 1243 reads:

"A woman is presumed to be the parent of a child if: (1) she and the birth mother of the child have entered into a marriage, civil union, or substantially similar legal relationship, and the child is born to the birth mother during the marriage, civil union, or substantially similar relationship."

"Bear in mind that we are not talking about children conceived through sperm or egg donation," said Family PAC/Eagle Forum lobbyist Sharee Langenstein, "It completely codifies the negative effects of same sex marriage with regard to parenting. Parenting is assigned according to policy, not recognized according to biology."

Burke bill would redefine legal parenting to include same sex partners - Illinois Review

A perfectly appalling idea IMO. Slaps science in the face, robs a child of a biological parent, not to mention all the complexities of financial support (witness the similarities in the Kansas Sperm doner case) when these SSM’s dissolve.

Enough social engineering please, enough.

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