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Same-Sex Partners Named as Parents on Arkansas Birth Certificates

On December 1, Little Rock Circuit Judge Tim Fox confirmed that it was unconstitutional to only limit the identification of parents on birth certificates to heterosexual couples. The Arkansas Supreme Court was blocking a lower court’s order that would have allowed same-sex couples to be listed on the certificates. Three same-sex, female couples challenged that ruling, citing the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court this summer. Judge Fox narrowly won the case, according to Reuters.

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