A Canadian family court ruled that a woman and two men in a “polyamorous” relationship are the recognized parents of a child born last year within the three-way relationship, the Financial Post reported.
‘To deny this child the dual paternal parentage would not be in his best interests’
“The child … has been born into what is believed to be a stable and loving family relationship which, although outside the traditional family model, provides a safe and nurturing environment … I can find nothing to disparage that relationship from the best interests of the child’s point of view … To deny this child the dual paternal parentage would not be in his best interests,” the judge said in his ruling, the paper reported.
Family law legislation across Canada recognizes only one spouse’s obligation to the other, the paper said — so how will the law apply in polyamorous relationships?
Here’s a news report on polyamorous relationships: