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Landmark Decision in Indiana grants Equal Rights to Parenthood of Married Same-Sex Couples for Children Born to Them During Marriage

On Behalf of | Jul 4, 2016 | Firm News

Thursday, June 30, 2016, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana held that married same-sex spouses must be afforded equal rights as opposite-sex spouses as parents to the children born of their marriage. While Indiana has long recognized husbands to be the father and legal parent of children born into their marriage, previously wives to the birth mother were not afforded this same recognition and would be forced to go through the lengthy and expensive adoption process. With today’s ruling, the children born to same-sex spouses will now have two parents. This grants the children and these families the protection and stability previously only granted to opposite-sex couples. Our firm is proud to continue to fight for equality for all families. This case was brought by 5 Indianapolis Lawyers including Megan Gehring and Richard Mann of Richard A. Mann, P.C., Karen Celestino-Horseman, William Groth and Raymond Faust.

We are also proud to announce that two of our same-sex married clients had their child on Thursday afternoon as the decision was being released. They were able to use the links above to convince the hospital personnel to place both of their names on their child’s birth certificate.

Prepared by Richard A. Mann of Richard A. Mann, P.C. Attorneys at Law,
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