INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is appealing a ruling that allows same-sex parents to both be listed on their child’s birth certificate.
According to The Indianapolis Star, Judge Tanya Walton Pratt ruled that the state of Indiana must grant the same parental rights to married same-sex couples as opposite-sex couples have.
In her ruling, Pratt wrote:
“Given Indiana’s long-articulated interest in doing what is in the best interest of the child and given that the Indiana legislature has stated the purpose of Title 31 is to protect, promote, and preserve Indiana families, there is no conceivable important governmental interest that would justify the different treatment of female spouses of artificially-inseminated birth mothers from the male spouses of artificially-inseminated birth mothers.”
Chris Paulsen, campaign manager for Freedom Indiana, released the following statement regarding today’s report:
“By putting the interest of children first, Judge Pratt’s ruling helps to ensure that all loving and capable parents are to be treated equally under the law, including same-sex couples. Sadly, Attorney General Hill’s decision puts politics ahead of LGBT families, and it further damages the state’s reputation as an open and welcoming place for all.”