Mass. Debates Birth Certificates for Babies of Same-Sex Couples

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    BOSTON — Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (search) says babies born to couples of the same sex should be given amended birth certificates, but supporters of gay marriage who want to change those certificates say the governor's formula for doing so is wrong.

    Click in the box to the right to watch a report by FOX News' Alisyn Camerota.

    Birth certificates (search) are supposed to establish identity and parentage. In Massachusetts, the only state in the union where same-sex marriage (search) is legal, gay rights advocates want the words "Mother" and "Father" removed from birth certificates, and put in their place the terms "Parent A" and "Parent B."

    "There should be no doubt in Massachusetts that Massachusetts records should accurately reflect the true nature of Massachusetts families and that includes same-sex couples," said Michele Granda, staff attorney for Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders.

    Romney has instructed hospitals to cross out the words "Mother" or "Father" and write in the phrase "Second Parent."

    "I'm opposed to taking the Massachusetts birth certificate and removing the term 'Mother' and 'Father' and substituting 'Parent A' and 'Parent B,'" Romney said. "Look, each child has a mother and a father. They should have the right to have that mother and father known to them and that's something I'd like to preserve on a birth certificate."

    Romney opposes same-sex marriage. Gay advocates say his latest stand is discriminatory.

    "There's no need for the governor to be stigmatizing the children born to same-sex couples just because he does not personally approve of same-sex couples," Granda said.

    As Romney contemplates a run for president, the Republican governor from a liberal Northeast state knows his position on birth certificates has to appeal to Southern and Midwestern conservatives. Still, Romney said, he's voicing his conscience.

    "My view is that that's wrong on paper and it's wrong on fact. Every child deserves to have a mother and a father, and a birth certificate should reflect mothers and fathers," he said.

    Like the decision allowing gay marriage in Massachusetts, the description of a parent on birth certificates also appears to be destined for the court.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,163748,00.html
     
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    This is just stupid...same sex couples cannot have a baby. The birth certificate should be used to record biological parentage only.
     
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    Secular progressives seems to embrace science only when it suits them. They tell us that God can't exist because evolution is fact. However, they deny that, biologically, every child has exactly one mother and one father. THOSE are the ones on the birth certificate. Sure, maybe they can have different legal guardians, but you're stuck with your biological parents.
     
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    I am a Father.

    Not a Parent A or Parent B.
     
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    I knew you were familiar

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    I dropped the two last names. It too forever to write and hearing my followers try to say it was just a pain in the ass.

    Reverand Don is just fine.
     
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    I thought you were into chicks....:whoknew?:

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    *wink wink* I"m an equal opportunity Reverand.
     
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    People need the biological record of their parents for their health history. If HSX activists were truly interested in the welfare of the child, they would recognize this. You can play house, but that doesn't change nature.
     
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    What do the A. and B. Stand for?

    A.ss and B.alls? :p


    Sounds to me like they need to have a sip of <a href="http://www.news24.com/News24/AnanziArticle/0,,2-1343-1347_1735854,00.html" target=_blank">Homo Light</a> and STFU... :)
     

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