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Western Australia’s “outdated” surrogacy and reproductive technology laws discriminate against gay couples and should be changed, a review of the legislation has recommended. In January last year, the state government announced an independent review of WA’s assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy legislation. The review’s report by Deakin University associate professor Sonia Allan was released last …

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Ian Thorpe ryan Channing Instagram

Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe has revealed he and boyfriend Ryan Channing’s plans to become dads. Thorpe started dating Channing three years ago and have spoken previously about their plans for fatherhood. Now the couple have revealed they’re in the early stages of planning a pregnancy via a surrogate mum in the US, after Channing was …

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The Western Australian government has introduced a bill to reform the state’s surrogacy laws, removing a ban on access to altruistic surrogacy arrangements for male same-sex couples in the state. Western Australian Health Minister Roger Cook said by providing gay couples and single men access to non-commercial surrogacy arrangements in the state, the government would …

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Dustin Lance Black tom Daley Pregnancy

New dads Tom Daley and his husband Dustin Lance Black have shared the first photos of their newborn son. The couple revealed on Valentine’s Day earlier this year that they were expecting a child through a surrogate mother. The pair revealed the birth of their son, Robert Ray, in a notice printed in The Times …

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If you’re a gay couple and have made the decision to start a family but aren’t sure where to begin, Brisbane fertility speciality Dr Andy Stamatiou has the answers. Dr Stamatiou, from LGBTIQ-friendly fertility practice Genesis Women’s Health, shares the important steps you require to start your family-building journey. There are three key elements you …

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Dustin Lance Black tom Daley Pregnancy

Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has defended diverse families after a radio caller criticised him and husband Tom Daley for having a baby via surrogacy. Black appeared on BBC Radio to discuss surrogacy when a caller said he disagreed with “two blokes” having a child, Pink News reported. “The only thing I don’t agree with is, …

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Western Australian same-sex couples could soon be able to have children using a surrogate after has announced the government will review Western Australia’s laws regarding reproductive technology. WA Health Minister Roger Cook said the state’s laws were “out of step” with other Australian jurisdictions. “These laws are outdated in parts and are arguably not meeting …

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