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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 16:54

Judicial Proceedings Have Been Launched Against The Utah Vital Records Office For Non-Recognition Of A Woman As Second Parent

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Angie Kami Roe



Angie and Kami Roe, a married lesbian couple, and the ACLU filed a complaint against the Utah vital records office.

Normally the Utah law provides that the husband of a woman, with her child conceived using donated sperm, is automatically recognized as the second parent, but Angie is not recognized as a parent of her daughter. If it works for a man, it should work for a woman.

The vital records office advised Angie and Kami Roe to go through an expensive and invasive step-parent adoption process.

«Kami and I should not have to go through a time-consuming legal procedure to give our daughter the protection of having two legal parents. All we are asking is to be treated the same way that other married couples are already treated under state law,» Angie Roe said in a news release.

«All Utah families deserve the recognition afforded to them under Utah law,» said Leah Farrell, ACLU of Utah attorney.


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