TORONTO, Ontario, January 3, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Ontario Court of Appeal, in another major Ontario judicial activist decision, has ruled that a five-year-old Ontario boy has three legal parents. The Appeals Court, overturning an emphatic lower court ruling, granted the boy’s father, biological mother and the mother’s lesbian partner equal rights and responsibilities under law, in a decision released yesterday.

“This ruling clearly shows the extent to which the homosexual activists will pursue their agenda regardless of the welfare of children,” said Jim Hughes, National President of Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), in a press release today.

A lower court ruling on the case in 2003 said the Ontario Children’s Law Reform Act could not be interpreted as recognizing more than two persons as parents by birth or adoption. In his ruling, Justice David Aston said at the time that allowing more than two parents “”might open the floodgates to similar claims from step-parents or members of the child’s extended family.”

“If a child can have three parents,” Aston wrote, “why not four or six or a dozen? What about all the adults in a commune or a religious organization or sect? Quite apart from social policy implications, the potential to create or exacerbate custody and access litigation should not be ignored.”

The effect of such triple-parent arrangements on children is entirely unknown, the League said, nor is there any clarity as to what will happen to the children if the adults’ relationships should break down.

The Court of Appeal’s decision was written by Justice Marc Rosenberg on behalf of Justice Jean-Marc Labrosse and activist Justice Roy McMurtry, whose ruling in 2003 on the Halpern case effectively opened the door to homosexual “marriage” in Canada.

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