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The Chilean court orders the enrollment of a child as the son of two women in a landmark decision

June 10, 2020

A court in Santiago de Chile has ordered the registration of a child as the son of two women after an almost three-year legal dispute that ended in a historic judgment.

The conflict arose in September 2017 when Gigliola Di Gimmarino and Emma de Ramón, an activist for LGTBI rights, went to the registry office to register a newborn Attilio as their son.

The registry office only agreed to register him as the birth mother’s son since he was born as a result of assisted reproductive treatment to which one of them underwent. They resorted to legal action, but the Supreme Court rejected their appeal before deciding to proceed with the recognition of branches that Di Giammarino had to file against De Ramón.

The Chilean court orders the enrollment of a child as the son of two women in a landmark decisionThe Chilean court orders the enrollment of a child as the son of two women in a landmark decision

The lawsuit was successful because the family judge Macarena Rebolledo ordered in the first instance to register Attilio as the son of both, arguing that “the Chilean state’s duty is to provide protection to all existing families without discrimination” “