Saturday, April 23, 2005

More on the birth certificate case

Kristen Gelineau of the AP has this report, from the Daily Press website, which begins: "The Virginia Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the state must provide new birth certificates for children born in Virginia and adopted by gay couples in other states."

Alan Cooper of the Richmond paper has this article ("Court: Give birth certificates to gay parents," 4/23/05), which begins: "Virginia must issue birth certificates to three same-sex couples who adopted children born in the state, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled yesterday."

Blawg De Novo says "this case didn’t have anything to do with gay couples, gay adoption or gay rights." That's true, the majority tried very hard, and not necessarily to its credit, to avoid any such ruling.

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