A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the state of Utah to list the names of a lesbian couple on a birth certificate as the mothers of their new baby in a ruling that lawyers said was the first of its kind since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage.This is the consequence of LGBTQIA rights. Fatherhood is just a legal classification, and no one even says that it has any relation to male sex organs.
U.S. District Judge Dee Benson said the assisted reproduction case wasn't hard to decide.
"The state has failed to demonstrate any legitimate reason, actually any reason at all, for not treating a female spouse in a same-sex marriage the same as a male spouse in an opposite-sex marriage," Benson said in his ruling from the bench.
Lawyer Joshua Block with the American Civil Liberties Union said it was the first ruling in an assisted reproduction case since the June decision from the high court, though several similar cases have been filed around the country.
California birth certificates have a line for "Mother/Parent" and "Father/Parent". They have been issuing these to same-sex couple for years. It is only a matter of time before Mother and Father get replaced with an assortment of cis-gendered or trans-gendered possibilities.