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.