Birth Certificates and Second-Parent Adoptions for Married Same-Sex Couples in Maryland

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On February 10, 2011, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) issued a letter to state birth registrars announcing a procedure change allowing a woman to be named as a parent on the Maryland birth certificate of the child born to her same-sex married spouse, without the necessity of a court order.