Who‚Äôs the ‚ÄėMother‚Äô on Elton John‚Äôs Newborn Son‚Äôs Birth Certificate?
Elton John and his husband David Furnish are the epitome of a modern family.
The two, who were married in a civil ceremony in 2005, welcomed their second son, Elijah Joseph Daniel, via a surrogate on January 11 and gave the little bundle of joy the last name of Furnish-John. Unfortunately for the couple ‚Äď and other same-sex couples just like them ‚Äď the government has yet to fully catch up to what is considered ‚Äúthe new normal‚ÄĚ and birth certificates still only allow for there to be one mother and one father ... not two dads.
So just like they did with first son, Zachary, the ‚ÄúPiano Man‚ÄĚ singer is listed as little Elijah‚Äôs father ‚Ä¶ and Furnish is listed as mother. So does that mean John, 65, is the boy‚Äôs true biological father? He and Furnish have yet to say, but the birth certificate‚Äôs information could simply be a formality.
‚ÄúIf one partner is already named the father, then the birth certificate may only allow for the other parent to be designated as the ‚Äėmother,‚Äô and so yes ‚Äď the other partner may be listed as the ‚Äėmother,‚Äô‚ÄĚ Los Angeles-based family law attorney Marlo Van Oorschot tells omg!. ‚ÄúWhat is crucial to understand is that the birth certificate is not the legally operative document in every case.‚ÄĚ
In layman‚Äôs terms: It means absolutely nothing that Furnish is listed as Elijah‚Äôs ‚Äúmother‚ÄĚ on his birth certificate!
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