Friday, February 18, 2011

Weep with Joy for Right Being Done

From around the world people have been protesting to the Belgian government in the case of Samuel Ghilain. Samuel's father is Laurent Ghilain and the boy was conceived with a surrogate on behalf of Laurent and his husband, Peter Meurrens. That was two years ago.

Since then the Belgian government has refused to grant Samuel a passport which prevented him from going home with his fathers.

A campaign of protests began in earnest about a week ago. On Tuesday a judge ruled in favor of the boy but the Belgian government said it would appeal and would not issue the passport. Only a few hours ago it capitulated and said it would issue the passport.

There is more information on the blog of our friends at the Moorfield Storey Institute who have been working on this case very strongly for a couple of weeks now. Congratulations to Peter, Laurent and Samuel.