LGBTQ Nation: New York’s surrogacy laws may get a major update to be more inclusive of queer families

By Gwendolyn Smith’

A broad coalition of organizations has come together to support the passage of the Child Parent Security Act this year. The bill would change New York law, allowing for better protections for those using modern reproductive strategies such as in vitro fertilization.

The law would legalize the right to use paid surrogates in the state. At current, New York only allows unpaid surrogacy while also declaring invalid any contracts between surrogates and parents. This puts both parents and surrogates at risk…

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