Child Born to Lesbian Couple Will Have 2 Mothers Listed

Excerpted from Child Born to Lesbian Couple Will Have 2 Mothers Listed, by Laura Mansnerus, published Nov 16, 2006, by The New York Times:

A lesbian couple in South Jersey won court approval this week to have both of their names listed as parents on the birth certificate of their newborn, and the attorney general’s office said it will no longer oppose such applications.

The decision, in Family Court in Burlington County, stems from an Oct. 25 ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court holding that same-sex couples are entitled to the same legal rights and protections as heterosexual couples. The court gave the Legislature 180 days either to bring gay couples within the state’s marriage laws or establish a parallel system of civil unions.

“This couple was treated exactly the same way as a married couple under the law of New Jersey,” said Stephen Hyland, the lawyer for the women. “So no matter what New Jersey chooses to do legislatively, the couples have the same rights.”

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This article was posted on Thursday, November 16th, 2006 at 8:34 pm and is filed under Conception, Court Decisions & Judges. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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