U.S. Supreme Court Tackles Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples

"The Facts of the Case: In this case, Leah and Jana Jacobs and Terrah and Marisa Pavan, both same-sex couples, were married in Iowa in 2010, and in New Hampshire in 2011, respectively. Leigh and Terrah each gave birth to a child in Arkansas in 2015, and each couple completed the requisite paperwork for birth certificates for the newborns listing both spouses as parents: Leigh and Jana in one case, and Terrah and Marisa in the other. Citing a provision of Arkansas law, Ark. Code 20-18-401, the Arkansas Department of Health issued certificates bearing only the birth mother’s name."

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