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Leno's Law: Extra Parent Could Split Baby More Ways

Susan46 Wrote: Aug 05, 2012 8:10 AM
I second that. Remember when raising a child meant a mother and father and a house with a picket fence, and dog.....whoa. Too much in the past. Maybe we could just get back to the basics and start with mother and father. We need to uncomplicate things. There's no stability anymore. Too much on the adult, not enough on the kids an family.
Kepha Wrote: Aug 05, 2012 4:15 PM
Navy-baby Wrote: Aug 05, 2012 2:10 PM
Pundits like to malign the "Father Knows Best," "Leave It To Beaver," and "Ozzie & Harriet" days of yore; but I was lucky enough to grow up during those wonderful times of family stability and common community values. What do kids of today have (besides cell phones and television-baby-sitters)?
State Sen. Mark Leno wants California to recognize that a child can have "more than two legal parents." So he wrote a bill, SB 1476, which, he argues, wouldn't change the definition of a parent -- for example, live-in lovers would not qualify -- but would allow family court to recognize more than two parents only "when it is required to be in the best interest of the child." He stresses that if the bill becomes law, "none of our sponsors or supporters believe that this authority will be used very often."

SB 1476 is for rare cases, Leno argues, like that...