Archive for the 'birth certificates' Category

New surrogacy law eases the way for gay men to become legal parents – The Guardian

“Gay male couples will be able to use a fast-track route to become the legal parents of surrogate children from next week. On 6 April, changes to the law will permit two men to be named as parents on a child’s birth certificate for the first time in British history.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Equal birth registration rights for female couples – Home Office

“Female couples now have the same rights as heterosexual couples when registering the birth of a child conceived as a result of fertility treatment.”

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Home Office, 1st September 2009

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Lesbians given equal birth rights – BBC News

“Women in same-sex relationships can now register both their names on the birth certificate of a child conceived as a result of fertility treatment.”

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BBC News, 31st August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Same sex couples names to appear on birth certificates – Daily Telegraph

“New rules allowing same-sex couples undergoing fertility treatment to name both partners on the child’s birth certificate came into force on Monday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Single mothers to be forced to name fathers on birth certificates – Daily Telegraph

“Single mothers will be forced to give the name of the child’s father on birth certificates to encourage men to take responsibility for their children, under plans to be approved by Parliament.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Rules eased for second parent in IVF births – The Guardian

“Lesbian couples and single women who have children through IVF will be able to name almost any adult as the second parent, under a law coming into force next month.”

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Single mothers forced to give father’s name on birth certificate – Daily Telegraph

“Single mothers will be forced to give the name of their child’s father on birth certificates so that they can be made to pay maintenance, under a Government clampdown on the benefits culture.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th December 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Schoolgirl’s fight for passport – BBC News

“A 16-year-old schoolgirl is unable to leave the country, open a bank account or get a job – because she does not officially ‘exist’.”

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BBC News, 5th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Change to birth laws means an end to ‘fatherless’ children – The Times

“All fathers will be required to sign their baby’s birth certificate under a change in the law designed to ensure that both parents are involved in a child’s life.”

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The Times, 3rd June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Children donor awareness rejected – BBC News

“Ministers have rejected calls to force parents who have children via egg or sperm donation to register the fact on the birth certificate.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

A right to know – biological origins of IVF children to be stated on birth certificates – The Guardian

“Children born from donated sperm or eggs will have the information marked on their birth certificates under sweeping changes to fertility laws proposed by an influential group of ministers and peers yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 1st August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Paternity declaration fines – Daily Telegraph

“Unmarried fathers who admit paternity of a child but refuse to register on the birth certificate could be fined under new proposals.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th June 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Fathers “unknown” should be fined, think tank says – Reuters

“Fathers who fail to register their name on their child’s birth certificates should be fined, a think tank said on Saturday.”

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Reuters, 16th June 2007

Source: www.reuters.com


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