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Published: Thursday, Feb. 27 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT

One central argument in Utah's brief in the Kitchen appeal is the "unique" condition of procreation requiring a male-female pairing. Articles such as this one suggest that technology could soon render that argument obsolete. It is not too hard to conceive (pun intended) of technological developments that could allow same sex couples to become actual equal genetic contributors and full parents of a child. Perhaps someday we could transfer chromosomes from one ovum to another or from two spermatocytes to a denucleated ovum or other neutral developmental medium. If such technologies come to pass, will our ideas of parenting be ready?

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