Gay dads lose appeal in Louisiana birth certificate case

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April 13, 2011

"A gay couple who wanted both their names to appear on the birth certificate of the Louisiana child they adopted in New York have lost their latest round in federal court.

"...An attorney for the gay rights group Lamda Legal said the complex 72-page decision would have to be analyzed before a decision would be made on whether to appeal.

"Judge Jacques L. Wiener Jr., wrote the dissent, joined by four others. Saying New York recognizes both men as parents, Wiener wrote, 'I have searched the Constitution in vain for a Half Faith and Credit Clause.'"