Saturday, January 21, 2006

Virginia Legislators Reject Birth-Certificate Rules that Would Prevent Same-Sex Couples From Adopting Children

Virginia Legislators rejected a bill on Thursday that would have prevented gay and lesbian couples who adopt Virginia-born children to be listed on state-issued birth certificates. The bill would have allowed only married couples or an unmarried individual to be listed as parents on birth certificates issued to adoptive parents. The bill was apparently in response to a ruling in April by the Virginia Supreme Court that the state must issue birth certificates to same-sex couples who adopt children born in Virginia. Source:  Tammie Smith, Times-Dispatch, Timesdispatch.com. The complete story may be found here (last visited January 21, 2003, reo).  Download here a copy of the Virginia Supreme Court opinion that generated this legislation.pdf

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