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MfD: Czech court acknowledges U.S. gay parenthood

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Brno, June 22 (CTK) – The Czech Supreme Court (US) has partly recognised the verdict by the Californian Supreme Court in Los Angeles ascribing parenthood of a child to the union of two gays, daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) writes yesterday.
Czech American Jiri Ambroz is father of the child.
The Czech Supreme Court did not express any position on that part of the American verdict that says Ambroz’s partner is the second parent, MfD writes.
Nevertheless, this is a milestone in the effort of Czech homosexual couples to be parents, it adds.
The Czech Supreme Court has the right to acknowledge the decisions of foreign courts on divorces and parenthood.
Due to its decision, the verdict has the same effect as if it were delivered by a Czech court.
Now the Czech register office should enter Ambroz as the father and his son can be granted Czech citizenship, MfD writes,
“We are happy, but since this is just one of the first steps, our efforts continue,” Ambroz is quoted as saying.
“Although the court gave Czech citizenship to the son, it fully ignored my husband,” Ambroz said.
“This is why we will insist on further proceedings,” Ambroz’s lawyer Petr Kalla told the paper.
The partners have two children. The eggs were provided by an anonymous donor and the foetus was born by a surrogate mother, MfD writes.
In California, this is legal. In the birth certificate, the two men are recorded as parent 1 and parent 2.
The Czech form only has the items father and mother.
Homosexuals can conclude registered partnership, but cannot adopt children in the Czech Republic, not even the offspring of the other partner.

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