Supreme Courtroom refuses to listen to Indiana delivery certificates lawsuit about lesbian {couples}

The US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC - Lauren Chapman / IPB News

The US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC

Lauren Chapman / IPB

lesbian couples can include both people’s names on their children’s birth certificates following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday.

The Court ruled not to bring an action over the matter which began in 2016.

Indiana birth certificates only list the names of the mother and father. Eight lesbian couples sued and sought the right to include both the birth mother and her partner. The couple said denying their place on the birth certificate had lost their rights and benefits. And while the argued that lesbian couples should go through the adoption process, the couples said it was both lengthy and costly.

Both a federal district court and the Seventh District Court of Appeal stood on the side of the lesbian couples. But Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill took the case to the US Supreme Court.

He argued that Indiana followed “basic biology” by including only the birth mother and birth father on a birth certificate.

However, the Supreme Court declined to hear the case, leaving the Court of Appeal’s decision rejecting Hill’s position in place.

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