Tuesday, May 20, 2008

'Father' to go from birth certificates

Here we go again, just as the government is in the process of introducing paid maternity leave that will directly discriminate against fathers, the state Government of NSW (Australia) is planning to remove the word father from all birth certificates.

This is absolutely outrageous and represents an egregious attack on men and fathers and is another example of the manner in which fatherhood is being systematically undermined.

The reason they are removing it is to avoid offending lesbians couples who have kids by IVF, which I think is an outrageous waste of resources considering that about 100,000 babies are killed every year by their mothers who have abortions. If lesbians want kids let them adopt the children of women who are planning to have abortions.

But other than that lesbians respresent a minority but in order to appease this minority, all fathers will be eliminated, sounds very fair...................BS its f###ing crap, wake up people its time to demand that this sort of BS ends - GR Klein

SMH, Heather Gilmore, 18th May 2008

A CONTROVERSIAL new bill that will remove the word "father" from birth certificates to recognise lesbian couples who have children through IVF will be put before NSW Parliament.

Fifty laws across NSW covering the Local Government Act, Industrial Relations Act and the constitution will be amended to include new parental presumption protection for female same-sex couples.

The bill equates the position of a lesbian partner of a woman who has a child after becoming pregnant by a fertilisation procedure, other than sexual intercourse, with the position of a married woman's husband. Lesbian parents will see expressions such as "birth mother" replace "mother" and "both parents" to replace "the father and the mother" on birth certificates.

Lesbian parents will also be given protection for their children under workers' compensation, inheritance law and parent-teacher nights at school. Schools will also be forced to recognise both partners in a lesbian couple as "parents".

However, a number of NSW Coalition MPs have deep moral concerns about the bill. On Tuesday the Coalition voted to give members a conscience vote on the issue. Shadow Attorney-General Greg Smith said some MPs were concerned that the role of fatherhood was undermined by the bill, which is expected to be debated this parliamentary session. It is understood Mr Smith proposed the conscience vote.

Minister for Women Verity Firth said the Opposition's decision to hold a conscience vote on laws to give equal rights to the children of same-sex couples was evidence of the Opposition's lack of leadership.

The conservative Australian Family Association is campaigning against the change.

Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby spokeswoman Emily Gray said the changes would give children added emotional and financial stability.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your blog. I am from Darwin and have already been to see my local MP about the removal of fathers from birth certificates in NSW. I am working on a brief protest letter and post cards people can print and send to the MP's involved and would like to petition this also. I am for equality however until men are given back their right to have dignity in our society we are far from equality. I am for freedom of speech but whilst weasel words exist and boundaries continually expanded on the meanings of such terms as political correctness, racism and sexism I am no longer fee to debate with common sense and reasoning in my own counrty.
I am the mother of three wonderful boys and a beautiful little girl and I am so appalled that teachers and education beaurocrats continue to teach my sons that their natural biological instincts are not different to girls, that there are no differences between the girls and boys and how they instinctually behave and education is based around the strongest points for girls and weakest innate instincts of boys.
Yes I too have had enough!!!!