California bill would give parental status to unmarried same-sex couples who have kids

Friday, August 31, 2018

While some Congressmen have gone out of their way to promote legislation that would limit parental rights for LGBTQ families, one State legislator wants to expand them.

Assembly Bill 2684, authored by Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), would update California’s more than 40-year-old Uniform Parentage Act by recognizing parental status to unmarried same-sex couples who have children.

The bill has passed the Assembly and Senate, and on Thursday, it went to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has until September 30 to sign or veto.