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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Birth Certificate Case

In the Louisiana Adoption Case, It's the Child Who Suffers
By Kevin Cathcart via The Huffington Post This week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case of a same-sex couple denied an accurate birth certificate listing both men as parents of the Louisiana-born child they adopted in New York. The Court left in place a dangerous decision that carves out an exception to the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the U.S. Constitution and leaves adopted children vulnerable when they move or travel from state to state. This is a terrible outcome, both for the law and for Oren Adar, Mickey Smith and their 5-year-old son. Oren and Mickey are two loving fathers who want only to enjoy the rights and privileges that other adoptive parents enjoy and to provide the stable, nurturing and loving environment their son deserves. Here's what happened: Oren and Mickey adopted their son in New York. Because he was born in Louisiana, they requested an accurate birth certificate from the State of Lou…