Gay couple sues to have names put on adopted baby's birth certificate

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October 7, 2009


"In 2006, Oren Adar and Mickey Smith made an addition to their family. While living in New York, they adopted a child, a toddler who was born in Shreveport.

"...The two legally adopted the child, but when they tried to get a birth certificate with both of their names as listed as 'parents' on it in Louisiana, the state’s Registrar of Vital Statistics told them no.

“...'This case is not an adoption case. This child is already adopted. This child already has a parent/child relationship established with both parents and it has to be respected when they go anywhere in the United States,' said attorney Ken Upton, who is representing the couple in conjunction with the Lambda Legal Foundation."

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