Same-sex couples sue Arkansas over birth certificates

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Three same-sex couples have sued Arkansas health officials for not allowing both spouses to be named on their children’s birth certificates.

The three lesbian couples sued the Department of Health on June 13 in Pulaski County Circuit Court and said they were told they would have to obtain a court order to name both parents on their children’s birth certificates. The couples asked to have both parents listed on the birth certificates following last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.

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Gay couple pursues both names on children’s birth certificates

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Madison, Wis. (AP) – A same-sex couple who sued for the right to marry in Wisconsin wants a federal judge to mandate that both gay parents’ names appear on their children’s birth certificates.

Karina Willes and Kami Young were among a group of same-sex couples who convinced U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb to legalize gay marriage last year. They filed a motion with Crabb on April 20 asking her to order records officials to place both gay parents’ names on their children’s birth certificates.

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