Lesbian parents: legal fiction?

Or not.  Though that’s what some think of the very excellent step to allow lesbian parents who have had a child by IVF treatment both to be registered on the birth certificate.

critics say the change would be detrimental to family values.

Boo to those family values; hurrah to the inclusive ones:

Home Office Minister Lord Brett said: “This positive change means that, for the first time, female couples who have a child using fertility treatment have the same rights as their heterosexual counterparts to be shown as parents in the birth registration.

“It is vital that we afford equality wherever we can in society, especially as family circumstances continue to change. This is an important step forward in that process.”