QUEER VOICES
11/08/2011 01:04 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Iowa Lesbian Couple Fights For Birth Certificate Rights

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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