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  1. #1 Homosexual Activists argue that motherhood status based on giving birth is unequal 
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    They lose this time around, but the evil in this line of legal logic is frightening.

    http://www.cbc-network.org/2014/04/a...from-breeders/

    An Update on Cindy’s Story from Breeders

    A Texas appeals court has ruled that Cindy Close, who is featured in our film Breeders: A Subclass of Women?, is the legal mother of her twins. Cindy was in a non-romantic relationship with Marvin McMurrey III when they decided to have children together using donor eggs and his sperm for Close to conceive via IVF. Upon giving birth to the twins, McMurrey challenged Cindy’s rights as the mother of the children since she had no genetic connection to the babies. McMurrey claimed that Cindy was just a surrogate with no parental rights. The twins were discharged from the hospital to McMurrey and his partner, which left Cindy without the children and facing an uphill legal custody battle.

    Grady Reiff, Cindy’s attorney, stated that McMurrey’s argument “is that an unmarried woman has to adjudicate her parentage just like an unmarried man.” Further, McMurrey argued, “It’s an equal protection violation under the constitution that a woman gets the unilateral ability to become a parent simply by giving birth.” The Texas Family Code establishes the mother-child relationship at birth; simply by giving birth to the babies, Cindy is their mother.

    Thankfully, for now, her legal rights as the mother of her children have been upheld as there was no written surrogacy agreement, nor was McMurrey married, which is a requirement in Texas law for intended parents entering into surrogacy contracts. This decision has translated into additional visitation hours for Cindy, during which she is allowed to take the children from their father’s home. Until the children are three, however, she still cannot have them for any overnight visitation.
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    goalposts...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
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    And they wonder why we're so "obsessed" since "gay marriage isn't going to affect your marriage."

    Women and children will be the losers here, all for the selfishness of 2% of the population.

    (2% is a CDC figure for men having sex with men.)
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    So if a woman surrogates for her daughter does that mean she could argue that she is the mother and not the grandmother?
    Be Not Afraid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    So if a woman surrogates for her daughter does that mean she could argue that she is the mother and not the grandmother?
    Good question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    So if a woman surrogates for her daughter does that mean she could argue that she is the mother and not the grandmother?
    As long as she's not her own grandpa. That would be weird.
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