Stonewall – a major GLBT non-profit in the UK – has worked with Gamble and Ghevaert law firm to produce a guide to new laws on gay and lesbian parenting, called Parenthood for Same-Sex Couples.
The guide aims to provide information to service providers about the law on same-sex conception and parenting, including donor insemination [and the new legal rights for lesbian couples to be named on birth certificates], co-parenting arrangements, and international surrogacy for gay men.
The UK’s new fertility laws recognize gay and lesbian couples as parents of children they conceive together.
Stonewall is well-known for its campaigning and lobbying. Some major successes include securing legislation allowing same-sex couples to adopt and the repeal of Section 28 [legislation designed to prevent the so-called ‘promotion’ of homosexuality in schools]. More recently Stonewall has helped secure civil partnerships and ensured the recent Equality Act – which protects lesbians and gay men in terms of goods and services.