Supreme Court rules Same-sex married couples can be listed as father or mother on birth certificate, and the state of Arkansas cannot refuse it. Are people now being forced to call a clearly visible man “mother” and clearly visible woman “father”? Wait a minute, I thought the agenda wanted to do away with “gender specific” wording? The spirit of confusion just keeps hovering over this issue as it is assigned to do. God is NOT the author of confusion!
What in the world is going on here? The Washington Times reports that Arkansas cannot refuse to list both names of same-sex married parents on a baby’s birth certificate just because one of them is not a biological parent, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, in a decision that suggests the extent to which the justices will push their 2015 decision on same-sex marriage equality.
Arkansas had resisted, arguing that the birth certificate was a record of parentage for the child, rather than a document about the marriage.
But the high court rejected that argument, saying that in situations where a child is conceived from an anonymous sperm donor, the mother’s husband is still required to be listed. Denying that same accommodation to same-sex couples violates the 2015 Obergefell ruling that established a national right to same-sex marriages
“The State uses those certificates to give married parents a form of legal recognition that is not available to unmarried parents. Having made that choice, Arkansas may not, consistent with Obergefell, deny married same-sex couples that recognition,” the court said.
The justices’ decision reversed a state high court ruling. New Justice Neil M. Gorsuch wrote a dissent saying that at the very least, the high court should have given the case a more thorough hearing. His dissent was joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr.