http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2007/09/20/birth-ns.html I'm not opposed to same-sex couples raising a child together, but this doesn't really make sense to me. No matter how much she wants to be, the mother's partner is not the father of the child. Isn't this place on the birth certificate supposed to be for the person whose sperm fertilized the egg that made the child? I could be wrong about this, but even so this still could engender logistical problems. If same-sex couples can list whomever they want as the child's father, then hetersexual couples should be able to do the same. So basically they can put whomever they like as the father of the child, rendering this part of the birth certificate completely useless. Am I wrong about this? Am I misunderstanding what they're doing? Or did the Nova Scotia govt. just not think this one through?