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Nick Gorian delivers epic filibuster speech on surrogacy

Nick Gorian delivers epic filibuster speech on surrogacy

The debate over the surrogacy bill in the Legislative Council seems to have become stuck in a groove as Liberal MLC Nick Goiran delivers an epic filibuster speech on the bill. Debate on the bill began last week with Goiran kicking things off as the Liberals lead speaker. After an adjournment he picked up his […]

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Singapore’s High Court allows gay man to adopt his biological son

Singapore’s High Court allows gay man to adopt his biological son

Singapore’s High Court has allowed a gay man to legally adopt the son he and his partner had via a surrogate. Its a landmark ruling in the conservative country where same-sex activity is still illegal. The decision overturns a 2017 ruling that said the man could not formally adopt the child because they were born […]

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Bill to allow surrogacy for gay couples and single men progresses

Bill to allow surrogacy for gay couples and single men progresses

The Western Australian Legislative Assembly has passed a bill tonight that will make it possible for single men and gay couples to access altruistic surrogacy. The bill, introduced by Health Minister Roger Cook will amend current surrogacy laws which only allows for single women, lesbian couples and heterosexual couples to seek surrogate arrangements. The changes […]

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ACL says single people and gay men should not be able to access surrogacy

ACL says single people and gay men should not be able to access surrogacy

Ahead of the parliamentary debate on the McGowan government’s bill, that would allow single men and gay men to access altruistic surrogacy, the Australian Christian Lobby has argued that the laws need to move in the opposite direction and ban all single people from accessing surrogacy. Currently altruistic surrogacy can only legally be accessed by […]

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Australian Christian Lobby opposed to surrogacy changes

Australian Christian Lobby opposed to surrogacy changes

The Australian Christian Lobby has flagged its opposition to Western Australia’s surrogacy laws being changed, indicating it will campaign against male same sex couples and single men being able to access altruistic surrogacy. The ACL’s State Director Peter Abetz said the organisation was opposed to the laws being changed because it would deliberately remove the rights […]

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WA government to introduce surrogacy for gay couples and single men

WA government to introduce surrogacy for gay couples and single men

The WA government has announced it will introduce legislation that will allow same-sex couples and single men to access altruistic surrogacy arrangements. The McGowan government will introduce amendments to Western Australia’s surrogacy and human reproductive technology laws opening a new pathway for same-sex couples and single men to create a family. The proposed changes, which […]

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Western Australia’s surrogacy laws to be reviewed

Western Australia’s surrogacy laws to be reviewed

Western Australian Health minister Roger Cook has announced that the government will review Western Australia’s laws regarding reproductive technology, a move which may open a pathway for same-sex couples to use surrogates to create families. The government said it was clear that Western Australia’s laws were out of step with other Australian states, promoting the […]

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Singaporean court rejects man’s bid to adopt son he fathered by surrogate

Singaporean court rejects man’s bid to adopt son he fathered by surrogate

A Singaporean court has rejected a man’s bid to adopt a child he fathered via a surrogate. The man paid US$200,000 to a US based surrogate to father a child. He provided sperm and the child was created via artificial insemination, but despite being the child’s biological father the court has refused to formally recognise […]

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Interesting read: Labour of Love

Labour of Love by Shannon Garner Simon & Schuster Australia At the age of 33, Shannon Garner was happily married and living on the north coast of New South Wales, 6 hours from Sydney. She had natural water births for her two children – Jaxon (4) and Kiera (2) and she decided to become a […]

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New dads stranded in Mexico after surrogacy complications

New dads stranded in Mexico after surrogacy complications

A couple from New Zealand are stuck in Mexico after a trip to meet their new surrogate children went awry. Nicky and David Beard have spent four years embroiled in the process of bringing children into their family through surrogacy, only to discover one of the mothers had defrauded them. The Beards must now re-pay fees for […]

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