Today, Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina on behalf Melissa and Meredith Weiss, a married lesbian couple, seeking birth certificates listing both mothers as parents of their two sons.
It’s only Thursday and already so much has happened since Monday, when the Supreme Court announced that it would not take up cases from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin that struck down state bans on marriage for same-sex couples — making it possible for same-sex couples to begin marrying in those five states.
It has not been a good week for supporters of North Carolina’s antigay Amendment One. Early voting has begun on the measure, which would change the state constitution to ban any legal relationship recognition except different-sex marriage.
Staff Attorney Beth Littrell will be partaking in Southern Equality’s Community Law Workshop, “LGBT Estate Planning: Know Your Rights, Protect Your Rights,” April 28 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Asheville, NC.