POLITICS
10/25/2012 12:08 pm ET Updated Oct 26, 2012

Romney Rejected Birth Certificates For Gay Parents

It seemed like a minor adjustment. To comply with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in 2003, the state Registry of Vital Records and Statistics said it needed to revise its birth certificate forms for babies born to same-sex couples. The box for “father” would be relabeled “father or second parent,’’ reflecting the new law.

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