The U.S. Supreme Court just told Arkansas it has to allow both same-sex parents to appear their children’s birth certificates.
The plaintiffs in Pavan v. Nathaniel Smith were two sets of married lesbian couples who all conceived using anonymous sperm donors. When the children were born, though, Alabama refused to list both parents on the birth certificates, even though they routinely do so for straight couples that conceive using donor sperm.
The couples sued, but the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled in the state’s favor. On Monday, the Supreme Court said reversed the lower court’s decision on the grounds that it undermined the 2015 marriage equality decision.
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