All families belong together

The Time Traveler: All families belong together

Hugh Ellis The Ministry of Home Affairs has denied entry to two Namibian children born in South Africa, rendering them effectively stateless. The twin girls’ parents are a same-sex couple, married in South Africa six years ago. The girls were born through a surrogate pregnancy. In terms of the surrogacy agreement, legal in South Africa, the couple have been registered as fathers on the babies’ South African birth certificates. At the time of writing this column, one of the fathers, Namibian citizen Phillip Lühl, was suing the Minister of Home Affairs in an effort to have him compelled to issue…
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