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Iowa Supreme Court rules both lesbian spousesí names should be on childís birth certificate
http://thegazette.com/2013/05/03/iowa-supreme-court-rules-both-lesbian-spouses-names-should-be-on-ch | 3 May 2013, 10:25 am CDT

Posted on 05/03/2013 10:23:16 AM PDT by newgeezer

Iowa Supreme Court rules both lesbian spouses’ names should be on child’s birth certificate

Case surfaced after state refused to list nonbirthing parent on birth certificate

The Iowa Supreme Court Friday affirmed a district court ruling that both spouses in a lesbian marriage should be listed on a child’s 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 couple’s 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 Court’s 2009 Varnum vs. Brien decision legalizing same-sex marriage provides the bedrock for Friday’s decision, the court noted.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: homofascism; homoism; homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes
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1 posted on 05/03/2013 10:23:16 AM PDT by newgeezer
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To: newgeezer

What about the child who may need to know who their biological father is? hmmmmm


2 posted on 05/03/2013 10:24:14 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

This is nothing less than state-sanctioned child abuse.


3 posted on 05/03/2013 10:25:39 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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To: newgeezer

I WISH that an EF5 Tornado would hit Des Moines and WHIPE it off of the map!


4 posted on 05/03/2013 10:26:49 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: driftdiver

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!


5 posted on 05/03/2013 10:28:53 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: newgeezer

And when polygamy becomes law, how many names will go on birth certificates?


6 posted on 05/03/2013 10:30:04 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: newgeezer

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.


7 posted on 05/03/2013 10:30:17 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: newgeezer

Put the turkey baster on there too then - it had more to do with the baby than the “other” “mother”.


8 posted on 05/03/2013 10:32:29 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: newgeezer
This seems like a sensible way to warn the child's future employers about her dysfunctional upbringing.

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".

9 posted on 05/03/2013 10:33:19 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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Where do they list the sperm donor? After all, he is the biological father.


10 posted on 05/03/2013 10:35:16 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: driftdiver

And when the 2 lezzies break up - What man will they sue for child support?


11 posted on 05/03/2013 10:35:47 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: txrefugee

They don’t. See post #5.

That’s why laws against incest will be annulled. No legal way to keep track as it is.


12 posted on 05/03/2013 10:38:02 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: ilovesarah2012

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)


13 posted on 05/03/2013 10:39:41 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: newgeezer

I guess the biological father doesn’t count..


14 posted on 05/03/2013 10:44:06 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: newgeezer

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?”


15 posted on 05/03/2013 10:45:37 AM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
And when the 2 lezzies break up - What man will they sue for child support?

Already happened... they sued the donor in court for child support, and won. I believe it was a recent court case in Kansas.

16 posted on 05/03/2013 10:46:09 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: newgeezer

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.


17 posted on 05/03/2013 10:46:38 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: newgeezer

Poor kids. As if they don’t have enough crap in their lives.


18 posted on 05/03/2013 10:47:12 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: newgeezer

Dopey.


19 posted on 05/03/2013 10:47:34 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

I guess they want to turn kids into freaks to be more in tune with our enemies.


20 posted on 05/03/2013 10:48:15 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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