27 December 2008
george w bush federal judge appointee jay zainey orders that the birth certificate of a same sex couple's adoptive son bear the name of both "fathers"
this would seem to be in line with the bush regime's general destruction of traditional values. whats more - the federal judge is catholic!
By JANET McCONNAUGHEY
Associated Press Writer
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A same-sex couple in California has won a federal court ruling that their adopted son's Louisiana birth certificate must bear the names of both adoptive fathers.
The facts are so clear that no trial is needed, U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey wrote.
Louisiana's Office of Vital Records must give full faith and credit to the New York State court in which Oren Adar and Mickey Ray Smith of San Diego adopted the boy, he ruled Monday. The office had refused to issue a birth certificate listing both as the boy's legal parents.
Zainey wrote that Louisiana law requires a new certificate when it gets an adoption decree, and the law does not include any limits or restrictions. The state's arguments would make the adoption law's "plain language ... meaningless by reading in restrictions and requirements that simply are not present in the text of the statute," he wrote. ~ read more
Posted by wst... at 15:31