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Video: Parentage in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Uniform Parentage Act updates state law to clarify who can be a parent and how to establish parentage. These critical reforms recognize the diversity of families in Rhode Island and ensure that all children can have their legal parentage established regardless of the circumstances of their birth. Learn about the new law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2021.

Watch the December 4, 2020 conversation below.


  • Polly Crozier, GLAD Senior Staff Attorney
  • Denise Crooks, Rhode Islanders for Parentage Equality
  • Anna Ford, Rhode Islanders for Parentage Equality
  • Julie Keller, Rhode Islanders for Parentage Equality