Ontario tables act to keep up with today’s definition of family

Families in Ontario are getting a more inclusive legal definition.
Nicholas Bala, a law professor at Queen’s University, says the act recognizes ‘a more complex social reality than generations ago.’ The provincial government introduced the All Parents Are Equal Act on Sept. 29, a bill aimed at updating parentage law so all parents’ legal status is more clearly recognized. The proposed act would amend the Children’s Law Reform Act and the Vital Statistics Act, in the hopes the updates will address current legal uncertainty for parents and children.
Currently, if LGBTQ couples have a child using a surrogate or …
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