Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled, on en banc rehearing, against two men who legally adopted a child in New York and then sought a Louisiana birth certificate for the Louisiana-born child listing both of them as fathers. The court held that neither equal protection nor full faith and credit required Louisiana to change their birth certificate practice to recognize the adoption.
Read the lengthy opinion and multiple concurrences and dissents here. Download Adar v. Smith.