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Monday, May 22, 2017

No word from U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex-parent birth certificate case

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court decisions today included no word on a pending case from Arkansas challenging the state's refusal to list both parents in a same-sex married couple on a child's birth certificate without a separate court proceeding.

The Supreme Court docket indicates the case was ready for the court's conference last week, but no decision on the case was made. The docket says the case was distributed for the court conference on Thursday of this week.

The Arkansas Supreme Court, in a split decision, overturned a circuit judge decision saying the law was unconstitutional in denying a right to same-sex married couples that is given to heterosexual couples. Parenthood is presumed for heterosexual couples. The Arkansas court said it was a matter of biology. That is simply a falsehood in the case of artificial insemination and donor eggs.

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