As my avatar may give away, I'm french, but have been in Australia for a while.
There is a big debate that is happening in France at the moment. The parliament is discussing wedding between same-sex persons. It is not legal yet, but I believe it will be very soon (not soon enough if you ask me).
It sparks another debate which whether are not to allow 2 women to have access to IVF. People that are against it argue that a child can not technically be born from 2 persons of the same sex.
BUT in France, when heterosexual couples go through IVF using sperm or egg donors, they become the legal genitors - as in, there is no mention anywhere of the biological donor. Data are erased/no kept (since donation are anonymous, there is no possibility for the kids later on to know who their biological genitor is.
Basically the french legislation is sitting on the right of the child to have access to its biological/genetic history (not sure if that makes sense?).
So I was wondering if it was the same in Australia? Just curious in how this works in other countries to help me put the french debate in perspective.
I don't want to start a big debate, just after some facts on australian legislation. I hope someone can help