According to a report in Jyllands-Posten, Danish politicians consider changing the rules governing parental leave for lesbian couples.
The point is that while lesbian women are now eligible for artificial insemination, the non-pregnant partner in a registered partnership was not eligible for parental leave in connection with the birth.
This is obviously a strange oversight but what really fascinates me, is Jyllands-Posten’s headline which ran:
Or in English
Politicians to give lesbians paternal leave
On the other hand, the article refers to the non-pregnant partner as “mother number two”. So, a mother can be a father. Or if you like: A woman can be a mother and a father at the same time.
Confused? Then try reading this post about Belgian legislation over at Crooked Timber.