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Ontario bill to alter definition of 'parents' to include gay couples moves to committee

The Ontario Liberal bill that will change the legal definition of parents to accommodate homosexual couples who have produced children through reproductive technologies is scheduled for public hearings before committee on October 17 and 18.

LGBTQ advocates joined with Attorney General Yasir Naqvi to praise Bill 28, or the All Families Are Equal Act, as "long overdue." But Tory MPPs questioned whether the Liberals and NDP had considered the far-reaching and possibly negative consequences of the 66-page bill, which passed second reading debate Monday.

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