Source: CVDaily Feed
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A married same-sex couple says in a new lawsuit that Utah officials unfairly rejected their request to make both women legal parents on their child’s birth certificate.
Angie and Kami Roe of West Jordan say in the lawsuit filed Monday that hospital staff refused to take their birth certificate paperwork in February, and Utah officials said one mother must adopt the baby as a step-parent.
American Civil Liberties Union of Utah attorney Leah Farrell says heterosexual couples don’t have to go through that legal process, which takes months and costs hundreds of dollars.
A spokeswoman for the Utah Attorney General’s Office says the state is reviewing the lawsuit and didn’t have immediate comment.
Same-sex marriage became legal in the state last year, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals trying to uphold bans.