Judge set to weigh gay rights case
"A judge will hear oral arguments today in the case of two mothers who sued the state to list both names on their child’s birth certificate.
"Heather Lynn Martin Gartner, 39, and Melissa McCoy Gartner, 41, of Des Moines have said the state’s decision to list only Heather as a parent deprives their daughter, Mackenzie, of the protections and benefits of two legal parents being present from birth.
"...Camilla Taylor, an attorney for Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, a gay-rights organization in New York, will represent the Gartners. Lambda Legal led the effort that ended in the legalization of same-sex marriage in Iowa."