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    Default SA birth certificates still discriminatory

    I'm looking for information on who to cotact or who could help me.
    Yesterday dp and I found out BDM will NOT put her on the birth certificate despite following the law concerning artificial insemination (we used a clinic) because we have only live together TWO YEARS when apparently you are only in a qualified relationship when it's 4 years+

    This is bull****. They have therefore put me as mother and most probably put father unknown instead of implementing the new 'mother' and 'co-parent' option.
    Despite us being together 4+ years.
    If anyone in SA knows anyone who is involved in campaigning these things can you let me know

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    That's disgusting. I'd contact your MP and any local member of the Green Party. It shouldn't be something you have to fight for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    That's disgusting. I'd contact your MP and any local member of the Green Party. It shouldn't be something you have to fight for.
    This.

    I dont know who to contact directly, but I live in SA too and my dad works in sexual health & with a lot of same sex ambassadors and educators so I will ask him if he knows anyone specifically.


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    WOW! I never even considered that the SA laws would have a clause like that!!!!

    I'm terribly sorry, it is total BS, DP and I have only recently fallen in the four year category and we've spent most of that TTC.

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    Seams a bit stupid considering centerlink/Family assistance the cut of is 12 months.

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    Op, I have pmd you.

    If anyone else in SA is having the same problem (which is total crap!) pm me and I can give you details of some people that are currently fighting this & will help lobby for you.


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    I agree, that is absolutely atrocious!

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    Can't be of any real assistance but wanted to say that's disgraceful! You shouldn't have to fight for this! Hugs to you and your dp

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    disgraceful. Be sure to let us know if there is a petition or anything similar, i'd certainly support having that rule overturned. What a violation of your rights and the rights of all same sex parents

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