ALHR Urges Queensland to reconsider surrogacy amendments to exclude same-sex couples.

July 18, 2012

ALHR has written to Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie urging his government to reconsider amendments to the Surrogacy Act 2010, which was enacted to enable any person – regardless of relationship status – to enter into a surrogacy arrangement.

The proposed amendments would criminalise same-sex couples, singles and heterosexual de facto couples of less than two years standing from seeking to have children, and to not recognise lesbian co-mothers as “parents”.

Stephen Page of Harrington Family Lawyers, an expert in surrogacy law, has written an excellent letter outlining concerns with the proposed amendments, which you can also access below.