Friday, 17 July 2015 21:14

Arkansas: LGBT Parents Fight To See Their Names Listed On Birth Certificates Of Their Children

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Three LGBT couples in Arkansas try to assert their right to have the names of both spouses on the birth certificates of their children.

Three couples have decided to file a lawsuit against Arkansas health officials after they have refused to register the names of both LGBT parents.

They think indeed that this refusal violates their constitutional right as the equal marriage was legalized in the country.

According to The Associated Press, Health Department Spokeswoman Kerry Krell said it had identified court orders as the best way for same-sex couples to list both spouses on birth certificates as it explores potential changes to its regulations and state vital records laws. Any changes in state regulations would have to go through the Board of Health and be reviewed by the Legislature.