Taylor McCaffrey partner, Robynne Kazina, along with associate Rhoni Mackenzie have been hard at work filing a challenge to update Manitoba’s laws surrounding legal parental rights.
The current law discriminates rights of LGBTQ2S+ families in that it excludes parents of children who are born through assisted reproduction. Parents are not immediately recognized as a legal guardian and required to go through the adoption process to be legally recognized.
On Monday, November 9, Chief Justice Glenn Joyal, wrote in a consent order that sections of the Family Maintenance Act violate the right to equality as guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Judge Joyal’s ruling brings a victory to all LGBTQ2S+ families in Manitoba.
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