- Jun 11, 2015
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The State Department was ordered to issue a U.S. passport for Derek Mize and Jonathan Gregg's daughter, Simone.
What interest do they have in pursuing this other than a wish to discriminate!?
Derek Mize and Jonathan Gregg filed a lawsuit in July 2019 after the State Department refused to recognize their daughter Simone as a U.S. citizen. Simone was born in July 2018, three years after the couple got married.
Both Mize and Gregg are U.S. citizens and are listed as her parents on the birth certificate, but the State Department treated her as if she was born outside of marriage, since only one of them has a biological connection to her, and that triggered additional conditions for the recognition of citizenship.
This would never happen to a heterosexual couple regardless of whether they are both the biological parents.