Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Rights and responsibilities

The fight for equal marriage rights is also one for equal marriage responsibilities. They're two sides of the same coin; you can't have one without the other. That's why I was pleased to see this news brief from California (scroll down to the third article.)

The justices ruled for the first time that custody and child support laws that hold absent fathers accountable also apply to estranged gay and lesbian couples who used reproductive science to conceive.

Parents have obligations toward their children, and those don't end when the marriage/partnership does. Kudos to the court for affirming that same-sex couples are no different from straight couples in their responsibilities to their children.


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