An Ontario boy is the first child in Canada to have three parents in the eyes of the law.
In a ruling released on Tuesday, the Ontario Court of Appeal said the female partner of the child's biological mother could be legally recognized as the boy's third parent.
The biological father, named on the boy's birth certificate, is a friend of both women and is taking an active role in the child's life.
"It is contrary to (the child's) best interests that he is deprived of the legal recognition of the parentage of one of his mothers," Justice Marc Rosenberg wrote in the ruling, which did not name the three parents or the child. [Link]