Susanne Posel, Contributor
Senator Mark Leno from San Francisco, California, has introduced SB 1476 that will amend California’s current two-parent-per-child to allow an expanding of the definition of who can qualify as a parent by eliminating the current definition.
Leno claims this bill is in the best interest of the child.
The bill “would authorize a court to find that a child has presumed parents notwithstanding the statutory to presumption of parentage of the child by another man. The bill would authorize the court to make this finding if doing so would serve the best interest of the child based on the nature, duration, and quality of the presumed or claimed parents’ relationships with the child and the benefit or detriment to the child of continuing those relationships.”
The Uniform Parentage Act of 2000 (UPA) establishes:
• A comprehensive scheme for establishing paternity through voluntary acknowledgement.
• Standards and rules for genetic testing.
• A process to establish paternity through adjudication.
While the UPA provides a legal relationship between a child and their parent(s), SB 1476 would expand the legal parental relationship to more individuals that the court deems are financially responsible to the child.
Leno justifies this bill as bringing “California into the 21st century, recognizing that there are more than Ozzie and Harriet families today.”
SB 1476 will allow families with 3 or more “parents” to share custody, financial responsibility and visitation of the child. A family court judge would solely determine each parent’s financial status and how much time each “parent” could spend with the child. The dependence of the court’s definitions of what constitutes a family in legal terms in California is expanded upon while the individual power of parents making choices for themselves is incrementally stripped away.
Other states throughout the country are seeking to change the definition of the traditional American family; such as Delaware, Maine, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.
Diane Wasznicky, president of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS), believes that this bill will create an exception to California’s current formula for child support payments. By allowing for more than two parents, the state could receive more money from Child Support Services (CSS).
It is quite obvious that this would create a larger cash flow for the family court system, Child Protective Services (CPS) and other agencies that are engaged in the “best interests of the child”.
However, beyond that, SB 1476 would give CPS the opportunity to claim temporary or even full custodial custody of a child, while still mandating that the actual parents remain financially responsible to the child.
In March of this year, President Obama signed the executive order National Defense Resources Preparedness(NDRP).
Within the NDRP is the power of the President to use even the American citizens themselves for the sake and benefit for the US government. Americans would be mandated to preform “community service” duties that would be equal to a 40-hour work week. The NDRP can be enacted in times of “war and peace”.
If SB 1476 is passed into law in California it will set a precedent within the legal system to begin the process of redefining the family and the structure by which the family functions. On a state level, it complements the citizen community service demands of the NDRP.
When the state defines how a family functions and allocates a legal system to oversee that the individual follow the federal and state government definition of what a family is, the door opens for the eventual destruction of the traditional family. And in its place, the state and federal governments will become “Big Momma” who will have legal custodial rights over our children.
Susanne Posel is the Chief Editor of Occupy Corporatism. Our alternative news site is dedicated to reporting the news as it actually happens; not as it is spun by the corporately funded mainstream media. You can find us on our Facebook page.