Gay dads' big break

27 March 2015 - 02:01
By Ernest Mabuza and Nomahlubi Jordaan

Gay men who "have a baby" born by a surrogate mother are entitled to paid maternity leave. In a ground-breaking judgment yesterday welcomed by couples in same-sex unions the Labour Court in Durban said it was discriminatory to refuse paid maternity leave to a gay man who became a parent through surrogacy.

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