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How will the abolition of mums and dads effect us and our babies?

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kfca Sun 02-Dec-12 19:43:17

Does anyone else mind not being recognised as the mother of their baby, if the law changes, maybe in the new year, with the marriage changes?
Will mumsnet have to rename itself as LegalParent_A_net?

Bagofspiders Sun 02-Dec-12 19:44:56

Have I missed something?

TimeyWimeyStuff Sun 02-Dec-12 19:46:52


Pagwatch Sun 02-Dec-12 19:47:48


looneytune Sun 02-Dec-12 19:48:57

Another one who doen't have a clue?

BarbaraBar Sun 02-Dec-12 19:49:29

Have you been drinking?

Alameda Sun 02-Dec-12 19:49:29

fascinating first post, welcome to MN etc

can't wait to get to know you a bit better through your posts

AnnieLobeseder Sun 02-Dec-12 19:49:52


HoneyDragon Sun 02-Dec-12 19:50:01


Pagwatch Sun 02-Dec-12 19:52:50


I've been drinking. Is that any help?

BarbaraBar Sun 02-Dec-12 19:54:05

Do you mean the "Abolition of Mummy and Daddy(derogatory terms) Act 2012"?

BarbaraBar Sun 02-Dec-12 19:54:53

And me Pag.

TeamSledward Sun 02-Dec-12 19:56:21

<passes the wine around>

Djembe Sun 02-Dec-12 19:56:25

I wish I was drinking, I'm on the Megabus from hell.

kfca Sun 02-Dec-12 19:57:23

No, under the same-sex marriage law, mother's will be called Legal parent A's, and fathers, Legal parent B's - didn't you realise?

Alameda Sun 02-Dec-12 19:58:16

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BarbaraBar Sun 02-Dec-12 19:58:17

Tell us about the megabus <compassion>

Djembe Sun 02-Dec-12 19:58:20

I didn't realise we were going to move the apostrophe's.

Alameda Sun 02-Dec-12 19:58:37

Whoops confused

Djembe Sun 02-Dec-12 19:59:21

Well there is a man snoring behind me, and a posh student type fucking knitting in front of me, which is making me irrationally angry.

kfca Sun 02-Dec-12 19:59:40

No, I'm just a mum, and I want to be recognised as one.

sittinginthesun Sun 02-Dec-12 20:00:27

What's he/she knitting? Is it a scarf, or something more involved?

Chubfuddler Sun 02-Dec-12 20:00:48

Did the daily mail tell you this by any chance?

TimeyWimeyStuff Sun 02-Dec-12 20:01:01

Pretty sure we're not all being abolished. Is there some sort of contingency plan? Should we gather in an air raid shelter? Who's bringing the spam and do we need zombie backpacks?

(OP, a bit of clarity at the start of the thread and perhaps a link would be good.)

BarbaraBar Sun 02-Dec-12 20:01:03

Legal Parent A's what?

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