Court: La. must put 2 adoptive fathers on document

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February 18, 2010

2/18/2010


"Louisiana must put both fathers' names on the birth certificate of a boy adopted by a same-sex couple, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.


"...'Even our opponents have said this is landmark case and we're pleased the court agrees that it's wrong to punish children just because the registrar doesn't like their parents,' said Kenneth Upton, the attorney for Lambda Legal who represented the couple, Oren Adar and Mickey Ray Smith of San Diego.


"Upton said he called Adar with news of the ruling and was told, 'Can you imagine the coincidence? Right now I'm enrolling the child in school and they just asked me for a birth certificate.'"

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