Calif. considers letting kids have more than 2 parents

July 3, 2012 12:49:17 AM PDT
California could become the first state to allow a child to legally have more than two parents.

A bill being proposed by state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, would eliminate the limit of two parents per child. Leno says surrogate births and same-sex parenthood are creating new possibilities for nontraditional households.

If three or more people who acted as parents could not agree on custody, visitation and child support, a judge could step in and split those things among them.

Critics of the bill say sit muddies the waters of a family structure and could result in a child being bounced among multiple adults.

The bill advanced through the Senate and is now awaiting an Assembly vote.


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