The Arkansas court said state officials do not have to list both same-sex spouses as named parents on birth certificates, even though state law allows a birth mother's opposite-sex husband to be listed when the baby is not biologically related to him. Today's ruling reinforces same-sex couples' right to parent and to have their names on their children's birth certificates.
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Wolf also spotlighted that "twenty-nine states have no such laws, so gays and lesbians freed to marry by the Supreme Court in 2015 still can face discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations".
"When a married woman gives birth in Arkansas, state law generally requires the name of the mother's male spouse to appear on the child's birth certificate - regardless of his biological relationship to the child".
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"Today's decision means that millions of married same-sex couples across the country can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that this type of blatant discrimination against their families will not stand. Marriage equality is settled law and protects same-sex parents and their children from discrimination".
It's helpful in other cases where states might try to say that they are allowing same-sex couples to marry but they still want to deny some of the rights of marriage to same-sex couples.
Monday's ruling sent the case back to the state Supreme Court.
During the confirmation process for Neil Gorsuch, who now occupies a seat on the Supreme Court that Republicans held open for more than a year until Donald Trump could fill it, the New York Times ran a piece headlined "Gorsuch Not Easy to Pigeonhole on Gay Rights, Friends Say".
In a statement, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge also criticized the court's overturning of the law "without briefing or argument on the merits".