6A. Rule relating to parentage same sex de facto relationships

    (1) Where a woman who is in a de facto relationship with another woman undergoes, with the consent of her de facto partner, an artificial fertilisation procedure in consequence of which she becomes pregnant, then for the purposes of the law of the State, the de facto partner of the pregnant woman

    (a) shall be conclusively presumed to be a parent of the unborn child; and

    (b) is a parent of any child born as a result of the pregnancy.

    (2) In every case in which it is necessary to determine for the purposes of this section whether a de facto partner consented to her de facto partner undergoing an artificial fertilisation procedure, that consent shall be presumed, but the presumption is rebuttable.

    [Section 6A inserted by No. 3 of 2002 s. 26.]



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