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Rainbow Rose & Finnish S&D MEPs: It’s time to change the Finnish maternity law!

Press Release. 6 April 2016. For immediate release.

A recent Finnish Citizen Initiative proposes that a new Maternity Law should be passed with some other small changes to the existing legislation, in order to accommodate the new Maternity Law.

This new initiative covers female same-sex couples, who receive in-vitro fertilization and the child, who is born into this family.

The new Maternity Law would include the same rights to recognize the other mother in same sex relationship as the child’s guardian, in the same way as a father can legally be recognized as the guardian, in the current law. The Fatherhood Law was passed on 1st  January 2016, and this new Maternity Law is almost identical. Continue reading Rainbow Rose & Finnish S&D MEPs: It’s time to change the Finnish maternity law!