LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Department of Health is allowing same-sex couples to be listed as the parents on birth certificates after a judge struck down the state’s gay marriage ban.
Krell said the department is asking the couples to fill out the same paperwork they’d ask a heterosexual couple to fill out to add a second parent.
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza on Friday ruled that the 2004 constitutional amendment and a 1997 law banning same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. Dozens of same-sex couples have been married since his decision.
The Health Department was one of the defendants named in the lawsuit.
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