California Assembly Passes Bill That Allows Multiple Parents
And why not, given the number of custody battles.
The bill, introduced by State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), would give judges in custody hearings the authority to recognize three or more parents if it’s best for the child’s health and welfare.
“We live in a world today where courts face the diverse circumstances that have reshaped California families,” said Leno in a statement. “This legislation gives courts the flexibility to protect the best interests of a child who is being supported financially and emotionally by those parents. It is critical that judges have the ability to recognize the roles of all parents, especially when a family is in distress and a child’s security is a concern.”