Surrogacy is a highly debated and contested topic in many legislatures across the country. Despite conservative opposition based primarily on religious objections and extremely rare bad outcomes in the U.S., more and more states are proposing bills that would appropriately allow and regulate compensated surrogacy.
We have discussed many instances of same-sex parents who have seen challenges to their parental rights because of gaps in current state laws. When the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the country, it changed the way that states interpreted laws regarding marriage. These changes have had a major impact for many couples, and have led to uncertainty about custody when relationships come to an end.