Two women can’t make a child…

Recently Chancellor John S. Grant of Rankin County, Mississippi, ruled that, since two women can’t make a child, one of the divorcing parents in a couple’s same sex marriage will be denied custody.  So the woman who carried the child who was made viable by sperm donation is the woman parent, and  the child “…has got a natural father somewhere.”

Chancellor Grant reasoned that his decision was not discriminatory; it was based on a biological fact…”it is impossible for two women to conceive a child and that conception must occur between a man and a woman.”

Perhaps the Chancellor is correct in his biological facts.  But he is not right in disturbing the only family relationship the child — the couple’s youngest son — has ever known.  Somehow I think that Judge Grant forgot that these custody issues look to the “best interests of the child.”


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