Kicking out the middleman
You should have a read of This Herald article
The article correctly points out that that some children will be legally fatherless if the Care of Children Bill is passed. It will be the first time in law that kids are not able to have a legal father and mother. What the Government wants to do is legally strengthen unmarried couples via relationship legislation, but if a child is born to a lesbian couple by artificial insemination, the government wants to smash the legal relationship between the child and his or her father.
If the COC bill passes, some children may have no legal relationship to their fathers. This may be made worse if the Civil Union bill also becomes law as the partners will have a stronger legal relationship with each other and with the child/ren. One partner could be the legal parent of the child, but have absolutely nothing to do with bringing that child into the world. And one of the people who did bring that child into the world is often told down the track to piss off by one or both of the (usually lesbian) partners. That’s why the Care of Children is sometimes called a lesbian bill, a bill caring for the personal choices of lesbians, rather than the individual rights of children. And if the couple split up, and the partner decides " Well, I didn't bring the child into the world so I have no right to provide for it," she has a point. That’s why the Care of Children Bill is pure social engineering, as if it passes, that partner has a legal right to provide for that child even if she splits with the mother. Just like both a father and a mother have legal responsibility to their kids after a divorce - one keeps the child, the other is supposed to pay child support.
Then again, how many donor fathers currently pay child support now? Especially those living in Sydney. Future donors won`t have to cough up after the COC Bill goes through.
Now you may not believe that a child needs to be brought up by a mother and a father - you may think one or two mums or one or two dads may be just fine. But surely kids have a right to have the opportunity to have a legal father and a legal mother, irregardless of whom they live with.
It’s a human right - and if you don’t agree with me then post a comment saying so.
If a Government passes laws when a person is deprived of the right to have a legal father and a legal mother then that breaches Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.