SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state of Utah has agreed to pay more than $24,000 to cover legal fees for a married lesbian couple who sued after the state denied them a birth certificate with both mothers’ names for their newborn baby.
Court documents filed Friday show that the Utah Attorney General wants to close the case three months after a judge ruled against the state.
U.S. District Judge Dee Benson decided that the two women must be treated the same as a heterosexual couple conceiving through assisted reproduction.
Angie and Kami Roe of West Jordan said state officials told them that one mother must adopt the baby as a stepparent, a process they said is costly, invasive and unfair.
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