Will the two-parent default come to be regarded as a quaint relic of the twentieth century? Suppose that three-plus parents is superior? Via CBC News:
A Vancouver baby has just become the first child in British Columbia with three parents listed on a birth certificate. Three-month-old Della Wolf Kangro Wiley Richards is the daughter of lesbian parents and their male friend.
B.C.’s new Family Law Act, which came into effect last year, allows for three or even more parents. B.C. is the first province in Canada with legislation to allow three parents on a birth certificate, although it’s been achieved elsewhere through litigation.
“In the old days, we looked at biology and genetic connections. And that’s no longer true. We now look at the intention of the parties who are contributing to the creation of the child, and intend to raise the child. And that’s a really, really big shift.”