Argentina has for the first time officially recognized a gay couple as the parents of a child.
Alejandro Grinblat and Carlos Gustavo Dermgerd, who have been together 13 years, are reported as being the first gay couple in Latin America to be legally recognized as the fathers of a baby. The couple’s son, Tobias, was carried by a Canadian woman in India who was implanted with an egg fertilized by one of the men. The woman gave birth to Tobias in New Delhi on June 29.
Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalize gay marriage two years ago. The landmark legislation included allowing gay and lesbian couples the right to legally adopt a child.
“We try not to care about society’s opinion in this matter and our family and every friend is happy, of course,” Dermgerd told CNN.
“We always thought about the idea of having a family with children but at the beginning, when we met, we didn’t think that the society was ready for a gay couple to have a kid,” Grinblat said. (Watch the embedded video. Visit our video library for more videos.)
by On Top Magazine Staff
Source – On Top Magazine