- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah will not appeal a judge’s order requiring the state list the names of a lesbian couple on a birth certificate as the mothers of their new baby.

Utah Attorney General’s Office spokeswoman Missy Larsen said Monday that the state wouldn’t contest the ruling in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

U.S. District Judge Dee Benson said last week the case wasn’t hard to decide. Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union said the decision was the first of its kind since gay marriage was legalized.

Angie and Kami Roe of West Jordan argued in their lawsuit on the issue that the state should treat wedded lesbian couples the same as heterosexual couples who use sperm donors. Utah law declares a husband automatically the father in cases of assisted reproduction.


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