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Swiss court recognises same sex couple as parents of child

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In what is thought to be a first decision of its kind, a court in Switzerland has recognized a same sex couple as the legal parents of a child born to an American surrogate.

Surrogacy is illegal in Switzerland, however the ruling placed the welfare of the child as the court’s paramount concern.
The fathers sought that a Californian birth certificate which recorded them as the child’s parents should be recognized.

Whilst the judgment is welcomed as a victory for LGBT rights, the Swiss justice department can still appeal the ruling to Switzerland’s supreme court


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