The other day I saw a bumper sticker reading, “Listen to the Children.” It seemed a little flaky, but let’s give it a try:
What do you know, the bumper sticker gave sound advice. If only the moonbats running her state were as sensible as Miss Evans:
As the cliché would have it, “You can’t legislate morality.” But some Minnesota lawmakers think they can legislate biology instead.
The interaction of two bills introduced in the Legislature this session defies the facts of Biology 101. A “biological parent,” as crafted in SF370 and SF925, would no longer include only the birth mother and the man who got her pregnant, but potentially six persons.
Why not? Scientific reality now takes a back seat to left-wing ideology. Congratulations, Al Gore. You have a legacy.
Here’s how Minnesota bureaucrats come up with six parents:
In plain English, if the state recognizes two women as wife and wife, and one of them gives birth, then the state will presume both of them to be the “biological mothers” of that child. But, as taught in Biology 101, it also takes a man to make this happen. Current law recognizes him as the “biological father,” for reasons that hopefully need not be explained further. The proposed revision would recognize his spouse — whether another man or a woman — to be a biological parent, too.
So, the child will have four “biological parents” in the eyes of the law: Mom 1, who gave birth; Mom 2, who is married to Mom 1; Dad 1, who provided the sperm to Mom 1; and, if Dad 1 is married or was married during the 280 days preceding birth, then state law will assign the child yet one more “biological parent” — the spouse of Dad 1.
Still following? There’s more. Senate File 370, a bill to establish parentage by surrogacy, would stretch the definition of “biological father” (and “biological mother,” if the gender-neutral policy of SF925 also is enacted) to include any person who enters into a contract for reproductive surrogacy “intend[ing] at the outset of the process to be the legal parent.” Of course, SF925 also would make that person’s spouse yet one more “biological parent” — for a total of six.
The next step, after the concept of marriage has been reduced to a tasteless joke: scrap it altogether. Big Government is all the family anyone will need in Hopey Changey utopia.
On tips from Ghost of FA Hayek.