Rod Dreher's writing about this too.
A bill under consideration by California lawmakers would allow children to have more than two parents.
The bill, SB 1476, introduced by Sen. Mark Leno (D) from San Francisco, amends California’s current two-parent-per-child law to allow for several of them to protect the best interests of the child.
The additional parents would have to meet a court-established definition of a parent, according to Leno.
“The bill brings California into the 21st century, recognizing that there are more than Ozzie and Harriet families today,” Leno told the Sacramento Bee.
Does any of this even matter anymore? I mean it. If heterosexual parenthood, the idea that a child should have a mother and a father and just one of each, is nothing but an outdated notion that we've evolved beyond, why should it matter if six different people demand the right to be little Johnny's parents?
Come to think of it, why should birth parents be given any primacy of parenthood at all? Sure, a birth mother has to go through a nine-months' pregnancy, but she's really nothing but a biological incubator. Shouldn't more worthy, more deserving parents get to compete for the products of conception in the open market?
Okay, sarcasm off. But aren't we headed that way? If the biology of marriage and parenthood means absolutely nothing, and if all we are is slightly more intelligent primates, why should children be treated any differently than any other consumer product?