Kansas same-sex couples seek birth certificates

Gay marriage (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Two same-sex couples say Kansas has refused to issue birth certificates listing them as parents of their children conceived through artificial insemination.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the women contend the state is refusing to comply with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that said states must give full recognition to same-sex marriages.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas filed affidavits Monday from women who said the state was not granting issuing birth certificates listing both women in their marriages as parents of children conceived through artificial insemination.

The ACLU also filed a federal lawsuit in 2014 seeking to end Kansas’ ban on same-sex marriage. That case was pending when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision in June.

KDHE says it’s still studying the case.

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