THE SERVANT GENERAL
ASSAULTS ON FAITH, FAMILY AND LIFE
HAVING THREE PARENTS
June 14, 2018
Here is another example of liberal idiocy. All this is designed
to destroy the family.
judge rules child born to polyamorous trio has three parents
JOHN’S, Newfoundland, June 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) –
A Newfoundland judge has declared a polyamorous trio of one
woman and two men all legal parents of the child the woman
gave birth to last year. The decision appears to be the first
of its kind in Canada.
ruling on the case of Re CC, Justice Robert Fowler of the
Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court Family Division observed
the child was born in 2017 as the result of a polyamorous
relationship between two men and one woman he described as
“stable and ongoing” since June 2015.
of the partners in this relationship is married and, while
the identity of the mother is clear, the biological father
of the child is unknown,” wrote Fowler. The judge did
not seem aware of the existence of paternity tests.
three adults went to court after the Newfoundland Ministry
of Service refused to list them all as parents because the
province’s Vital Statistics Act allows for the names
of only two parents on a child’s birth certificate.
ruled having three parents was in the child’s best interests.
deny this child the dual paternal parentage would not be in
his best interests. It must be remembered that this is about
the best interests of the child and not the best interest
of the parents,” he wrote.
child “has been born into what is believed to be a stable
and loving family relationship which, although outside the
traditional family model, provides a safe and nurturing environment,”
can find nothing to disparage that relationship from the best
interests of the child’s point of view.”
Women vice president Gwen Landolt blasted the ruling as “truly
warned the decision legitimizes polyamorous relationships
and paves the way for legislation to accommodate the parental
recognition demands of polyamorous groupings.
ruling is “not based on common sense, or understanding
of human nature, or of what’s necessary for a child,”
she told LifeSiteNews.
characterized the trio as having “a loving stable family
relationship, then he notes it’s only been around since
June 2015,” Landolt said. “To call this a stable
relationship after three years is politically correct nonsense.”
judge also described the three-way relationship as providing
“a safe and nurturing environment,” Landolt said.
he knows nothing of human beings when he says that. It’s
obviously, clearly not in the best interests of the child.”
Criminal Code does not prohibit polyamorous relationships,
wrote Toronto lawyer Laurie H. Pawlitza in the Financial Post.
But, does ban bigamy and polygamy, which involve marriage
contracts between multiple partners.
relationships are varied, and may involve a cohabiting group
of three or more consenting, informed adults,” she writes.
his ruling, Fowler cited the 2007 Ontario Court of Appeal
AA vs BBdecision, in which the court recognized both
members of a lesbian couple and a biological father as parents
of a five-year-old boy.
REAL Women intervened in that case, and warned at the time
the ruling was a dangerous precedent, Landolt told LifeSiteNews.
also noted his province’s legislation had not foreseen
the legal issues arising from polyamorous relationships.
is little doubt that the legislation in this Province has
not addressed the circumstance of a polyamorous family relationship
as is before this Court, and that what is contemplated by
the Children’s Law Act is that there be one male and
one female person acting in the role of parents to a child,”
the Act, there is no reference “which would lead one
to believe that the legislation in this province considered
a polyamorous relationship where more that one man is seeking
to be recognized in law as the father (parent) of the child
born of that relationship,” Fowler writes.
says now that Fowler’s ruling has “legitimized”
polyamorous relationships by casting them as “stable
and loving,” that will change.
predicts legislation to regulate the parental tangles of polyamorous
entanglements will soon follow.
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