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For the first time in New Zealand two women can be named on a child’s birth certificate as “mother” for children conceived using assisted reproductive techniques.
Jess and Stacy complained to the Human Rights Commission, who raised it with the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA).
The women both wanted to named as mother on their daughter Evie’s birth certificate.
The lawyer who advocated for the “massive” change said it could affect more than 1000 children.
Solicitor and barrister Stewart Dalley, at Ryken and Associates, took on the case on a pro bono basis, after reading of their plight in the Herald last year.