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US expands citizenship for children of surrogates

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Washington (AFP) – The United States on Tuesday made it easier to pass citizenship to children born through surrogates or in-vitro fertilization, a move sought by the LGBTQ community after resistance under former president Donald Trump. Under new guidance by President Joe Biden’s administration, a child born overseas to a married couple that includes a US citizen will be granted citizenship at birth regardless of whether the genetic relationship is to the American or to his or her spouse. Previously, the State Department required a genetic or gestational relationship with a US citizen under it…

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