Wednesday, 06 July 2016 21:06

Indiana: A Judge Allows The Listing Of Two Mothers On Birth Certificates Of Their Babies

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A federal judge in the state of Indiana has just ruled that two mothers had to be listed on the birth certificate of their children when they are married.

Indeed, to date, Indiana does not allow the listing of two lesbian mothers on the birth certificate of their children, which was totally discriminatory. So eight lesbian couples had sued Dr. Jerome Adams, Indiana Health Commissioner, whose agency overseas birth certificates and county health departments, and they have been right since Judge Tanya Walton Pratt has ruled in their favor.

She called this practice "discriminatory" and wrote in her verdict: "There is no conceivable important governmental interest that would justify the different treatment of female spouses of artificially-inseminated birth mothers from the male spouses of artificially-inseminated birth mothers."

Several similar challenges have been launched across the US states. We have already seen victory in Iowa, Kansas, Utah and so now Indiana; and we are now waiting to know if the result will be positive in Wisconsin and in North Carolina too.

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