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May 27, 2009

B18-0066: Domestic Partnership Judicial Determination of Parentage Act of 2009

Author:
Mendelson, Evans, Graham, M. Brown, Cotania, Brown, Barry, Wells, Thomas, Bowser, Gray

Summary:
L.B. 66 radically departs from traditional norms of the family by amending the Parental Leave Act to include domestic partners within the definition of parents. It allows the domestic partner of a mother to be included on a birth certificate as a parent to the child. Further, it provides a presumption that the domestic partner of a woman who bears a child is a parent of the child. In addition, it limits a biological parent’s ability to disrupt a child’s stable parental relationship with the person who is married to or in a domestic partnership with the child’s mother.

Status:

1/6/2009 Introduced
1/9/2009 Referred to Public Safety and Judiciary Committee
4/7/2009 First Reading
5/5/2009 Final Reading
5/7/2009 Transmitted to Mayor
5/20/2009 Act/ Resolution No. A18-0084

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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