Supreme Court Turns Down Louisiana Adoption Birth Certificate Challenge Brought By Gay Couple

October 11, 2011

Today, without comment, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case challenging Louisiana's policy that prevents unmarried adoptive parents from both being listed on a child's birth certificate. In this case, Adar v. Smith, a gay couple, Oren Adar and Mickey Smith, had adopted a child and were told by the registrar -- Darlene Smith -- that both men could not be listed on the birth certificate.
Although they had won at the trial court and on their initial appeal, a full panel of the U.S....