A gay couple from Essex has made legal history by persuading an American court to allow the pair to become parents of surrogate twin babies. It is the first time a British gay couple has won surrogate rights in a court and is expected to open the door to further applications to the US. Barry Drewitt, 30, and Tony Barlow, 35, from Chelmsford will both have their names entered on the children's birth certificates and under Californian law will both become their parents. The twins are expected to be born to an American surrogate in December. The surrogate mother, Rosalind Bellamy, had donated embryos transferred to her womb after they had been fertilised in vitro with the sperm of the two men. The men have since had genetic tests to ascertain who are the biological father or fathers of the twins but have declined to make the results public.
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