Skip to comments.Iowa Supreme Court rules both lesbian spousesí names should be on childís birth certificate
Posted on 05/03/2013 10:23:16 AM PDT by newgeezer
The Iowa Supreme Court Friday affirmed a district court ruling that both spouses in a lesbian marriage should be listed on a childs birth certificate.
The court ordered the Iowa Department of Public Health to reissue a birth certificate to Melissa and Heather Gartner, of Des Moines, for their daughter, Mackenzie Jean, who was born in September 2009. The department refused to list Melissa, the nonbirthing parent, on the birth certificate.
It is important our laws recognize that married lesbian couples who have children enjoy the same benefits and burdens as married opposite-sex couples who have children, the court wrote in a 29-page decision issued Friday.
By naming the nonbirthing spouse on the birth certificate of a married lesbian couples child, the child is ensured supported from that parent and that parents establishes fundamental rights at the moment of birth, the ruling states.
The Supreme Courts 2009 Varnum vs. Brien decision legalizing same-sex marriage provides the bedrock for Fridays decision, the court noted.
What about the child who may need to know who their biological father is? hmmmmm
This is nothing less than state-sanctioned child abuse.
I WISH that an EF5 Tornado would hit Des Moines and WHIPE it off of the map!
They put the non-biological father on the birth certificate ALL THE TIME. The law doesn’t care about DNA, they care about the law. The husband of a woman who gives birth is legally the father - even if he isn’t the biological father. Kind of a messed up situation for some - their wife cheats on them - gets pregnant - and they are legally responsible for support of the resulting child.
Fun fun fun!
And when polygamy becomes law, how many names will go on birth certificates?
Well, in this day and age, I’d like to see a “partner”, spirtual, emotional or otherwise be potentially held legally responsible for a life they commit to being, transitioned or sustained in whatever manner in support of their deviate lifestyle.
I actually see this as a stakehold in repsponsibility that lashes the other, not child-bearing partner, to a potential financial responsibility other than the poor schmuck man they may or may not have tricked into their deviate schemes.
Bring it on! Make both of them carpet munchers responsible for that life they misdirected and probably ruined. I say good.
Put the turkey baster on there too then - it had more to do with the baby than the “other” “mother”.
Let me add that I believe no child should be put into this kind of setting. But then I worry more about the well being of the child than I do about the "fundamental rights" of her so called "parents".
Where do they list the sperm donor? After all, he is the biological father.
And when the 2 lezzies break up - What man will they sue for child support?
They don’t. See post #5.
That’s why laws against incest will be annulled. No legal way to keep track as it is.
After polygamy comes... Yep, you guessed it.
After the moose bit my sister - she married him. Had a baby.
So now my nephew’s birth certificate shows Bull. J. Winkle as the daddy.
(This story while not true - is no more bizarre than two bull dykes as parents on the BC)
I guess the biological father doesn’t count..
This is going to really mess up genealogy research down the road. What they deem as “cute” or politically correct... roadblocks that child from finding out their true heritage or bloodline. Also, just gives them something else they can hate you for when they want answers to, “where is my Dad?”
Already happened... they sued the donor in court for child support, and won. I believe it was a recent court case in Kansas.
It is also important that birth certificate follow scientific principles of reproduction and list the genetic parents from whom the offspring has sprung, a genetic paper trail, if you will, which may be valuable later in life in diagnosing disorders and charting mutations.
Poor kids. As if they don’t have enough crap in their lives.
I guess they want to turn kids into freaks to be more in tune with our enemies.
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