According to the MP, the custody framework should be left to parliament rather than unelected courts.

Judge BC, who recently declared that a woman in a Polyamory family relationship would be nominated as a legitimate parent alongside the child’s birth parent, said the ruling would fill the “legal gap”, but the definition of the parent Elected officials, not judges, some say that should be resolved by.

Conservative Rep. Arnold Biasen said he wanted Congress to revisit the issue of marriage and custody rather than letting it go to court.

“I think these are the political debates we should have. Our law is pretty clear about most of them. I don’t think the courts should redefine them. They are political debates and political. It’s a decision, “Fiazen told The Epoch Times.

This issue has taken on new relevance in recent months. On April 23, Judge Sandra Wilkinson of the BC Supreme Court added a second mother to a child’s birth certificate, which previously contained only real parents. The petitioner has been living with the “triad” since 2017 and the child was born in the fall of 2018.

“I, [Family Law Act] Regarding a child pregnant by sexual intercourse with two or more parents, “Wilkinson wrote. “Frankly, the legislature did not consider the Polyamory family.”

The district court has repeatedly considered parental issues for the past 15 years.

In 2007, the Ontario Court of Appeals applied for the child’s biological mother’s partner to list her name as the child’s parent, along with the names of the biological father and mother.

In another case, a judge in the BC Supreme Court said in 2019 that a sperm donor to two married women parented his name on the birth certificate of the two children born as a result. It was decided that it can be described as. Each of the two women.

In 2018, two partners in a polyamory relationship between a woman in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador won an application to identify all three on a child’s birth certificate. It was unknown which man was the biological father.

Gwendolyn Randold, Canada’s Real Woman’s national vice president and legal adviser, believes judges are fleeing public policy.

“You will be very difficult to get [poly]Amory legislation at this point through the legislature, judges are now starting the trend and doing it. And the masses have no space. The public is separated from all conversations, “Randold said in an interview.

British Columbia’s Attorney General opposed the addition of a third legal parent, saying the case would open a lock on the declaration of custody in the future. He wanted to have a guardian.

But Wilkinson wrote in her decision, “I don’t think this concern is justified.” She said it was up to the legislature to “clarify if (and if) a child could have more than one legitimate parent if the child became pregnant by sexual intercourse.”

“A declaration of parent-child relationship is a declaration of a lifelong and immutable status, and the rights and responsibilities associated with that status.”

Randold believes that polyamory relationships can become unstable and that temporary properties can harm children.

“A couple living in, 2, 3 or 4 people [poly]Amory situation — they are very flexible and come and go, “she said. “And we have no protection against children who are simply caught up in what can be called a very weak, unstructured relationship and are trying to harm them.”

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