Massachusetts lawmakers are silent in regard to gay surrogacy agreements, but various cases have continuously looked favorably on agreements for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals.
It is permissible in Massachusetts for gay male couples and lesbian couples to jointly adopt, as well as for individuals to adopt the child of their same-sex partner.
Same-sex couples have the right to marry in Massachusetts, it seems probable that a court would give the exact same treatment to a surrogacy agreement involving LGBT individuals.
LGBT in Massachusetts
Total Adult Population: 5,182,521
LGBT Population: 228,031
LGBT Percent % of State Population: 4.4%
Percent of Same-Sex Couples Raising Children: 19%
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