February 12, 2021
Families today are built in a variety of wonderful ways, and all children should have access to the security of legal parentage. However, Massachusetts law is decades out of date and does not reflect the rich diversity of families in the Commonwealth.
On February 11, 2021, the Massachusetts Parentage Act Coalition held a live conversation with parents, advocates, legal experts, and legislators about the urgent need to pass the Massachusetts Parentage Act this session. Watch the event and visit the resources below to learn more about the bill and how you can help create pathways to parentage for every child in Massachusetts!
- State Representative Kay Khan
- Patience Crozier, Senior Staff Attorney, GLAD
- Dean Hutchison, Vice President of Legal Services, Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation; Chair of ABA Committee on ART
- Doug NeJaime Professors of Law, Yale Law School
- J. Shia, Parent
Moderated by Kate Weldon LeBlanc, Executive Director, Resolve New England.
- Learn about the Massachusetts Parentage Act
- Find your lawmakers and urge them to co-sponsor the bill
- Download the Massachusetts Parentage Act fact sheet
- Share your experience with the state’s discriminatory parentage laws
- FAQ about the legislation
- Voluntary Acknowledgement of Parentage (VAP)
- Williams Institute data about LGBTQ parents
- Legal case page for Adoption of Daphne
- Conn. can take a stand for equality | CT Post
- For Same-Sex Couples, A New Path To Legal Parenthood | WBUR
Do you have experience with MA’s outdated and discriminatory parentage laws?
Share your story and help build support for the Massachusetts Parentage Act!