Iowa Lesbian Couple Fights For Birth Certificate Rights

11/08/2011 12:04 pm ET | Updated 3 days ago
  • Des Moines Register USA Today

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Melissa Gartner will have to wait a bit longer to find out if she'll be listed on the birth certificate of the child her wife bore.

Melissa Gartner, 41, and Heather Gartner, 39, sued the state when the Iowa Department of Public Health refused in 2009 to list both names on the birth certificate of their daughter, Mackenzie.

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