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Lesbian mothers become first gay couple to sign as parents
A lesbian couple in Britain, who had a child through sperm donation have become the  first gay couple to both be named on their child’s birth certificate.
Natalie Woods 38, a gay activist, gave birth to Lily May Betty Woods  in Brighton earlier this month. Her partner, Elizabeth Knowles, 47, is named on the certificate instead of the  biological father- a registered sperm donor.
The 2008 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act paved the way for  birth certificates for the first time in British history to record two  mothers - to the dismay of many Christian groups and campaigners for  traditional family values.
Until the law changed same sex  couples could not put both of their names on a child conceived by a  donor.
Speaking after signing the register earlier this month, Miss Woods said:  ‘It is fantastic. Compared to having to go through the courts this is  really straight forward and the way it should be … It is quite a milestone, as the fact that same sex parents can both be  on the birth certificate show that our kind of family is becoming more  acceptable”.
(Full story: The  Daily Mail)

Lesbian mothers become first gay couple to sign as parents

A lesbian couple in Britain, who had a child through sperm donation have become the first gay couple to both be named on their child’s birth certificate.

Natalie Woods 38, a gay activist, gave birth to Lily May Betty Woods in Brighton earlier this month. Her partner, Elizabeth Knowles, 47, is named on the certificate instead of the biological father- a registered sperm donor.

The 2008 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act paved the way for birth certificates for the first time in British history to record two mothers - to the dismay of many Christian groups and campaigners for traditional family values.

Until the law changed same sex couples could not put both of their names on a child conceived by a donor.

Speaking after signing the register earlier this month, Miss Woods said: ‘It is fantastic. Compared to having to go through the courts this is really straight forward and the way it should be … It is quite a milestone, as the fact that same sex parents can both be on the birth certificate show that our kind of family is becoming more acceptable”.

(Full story: The Daily Mail)

mynameistoo Posted by Too on April 19th, 2010 at 3:33pm

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    Progress Real Big
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    precious.
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    awww. yay. =) i’m glad to see this kind of thing is being more accepted. yay for two mama families!
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