For those of you who haven't heard in the media - the new LNP government in Queensland is looking to amend the current surrogacy act to not only stop gay and single people having a family through surrogacy, but make it a criminal offense punishable with 3 years in prison!!! In addition to this they are repealing lesbian couple's rights to have both mother's names on their child's birth certificate. It is obvious that this is out right discrimination.
Please show your support by signing this ePetition - if you aren't in QLD feel
free to make up an address Of course I am not suggesting that LOL
Amendments to the Queensland Surrogacy Act 2010
Get everyone you know to sign it. Share the link on Facebook, drop the link into your next door neighbours letter box and email it to everyone in your contact's list. The LNP have now come out and said they have a mandate to change this law because the Australian Christian Lobby have a big following and they all support changes to be made to this act.
I made an appointment with the Minister at my university (ACU) last Monday and even he agreed that the ACL were taking this too far. Please take 2 mins to have your say and stop the discrimination. If I had waited just 2 years to have the twins for M & J we could have all gone to prison for what we had done. How does something given altruistically be accompanied with a prison sentence?!?
M & J have been interviewed by the Sunday Mail and have now been told their story will be the feature article in the U Magazine lift out this coming Sunday. If you are in QLD please grab a copy and check out their story