Ark. begins offering birth certificates to same-sex parents

Ark. begins offering birth certificates to same-sex parents

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Same-sex couples can now be listed on birth certificates in Arkansas.

There are some regulations regarding these birth certificates. The same-sex couple has to be married at the time of the child's birth. The couple also has to use artificial insemination.

The ADH will also amend birth certificates that have already been issued, as long as "the birth mother is listed on the certificate and no one is listed as the father".

The decision comes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Pavan v. Smith, which happened on June 26.

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