Gay Intended Fathers in Italy Legally Recognized as Parents

The babies were carried by a Surrogate Mother and were born in the United States. Both men will be named the legal parents.


Judges at Trento’s Court of Appeal made the historic ruling in line with the birth certificate issued in the US, which stated the dual paternity, according to the Article 29 website.

In their decision, judges noted that the foreign birth certificate was valid because in Italy parental relationships are not determined solely by biological relationships.

“On the contrary,” they said, “One must consider the importance of parental responsibility, which is manifested in the conscious decision to have and care for the child.”

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