A TV show called The New Normal will have its premiere on NBC in the US soon. Itâ€™s about a gay couple and the single mother they engage to have their baby.
â€œSheâ€™s just like an easy-bake oven except with no legal rights to the cupcake,â€ the surrogate-mother broker tells Bryan and David. This is a hard-nosed description of the womanâ€™s role in gay marriage and child-rearing, but it sums it up accurately.
In heterosexual relationships, the birth rate rises when couples are married. One would expect similar dynamics to apply to same-sex couples. For lesbian couples, this is not a huge problem; all they need is a sperm donor. But male couples need surrogate mothers.
Where will these women come from?
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