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Other Decisions Decision CE 67807 (04/01/2012)

Authority: Iowa District Court (USA)

Date: 01/04/2012

Subject: The Iowa District Court judges on the right of homosexual married couples to have both their surnames put on the birth certificate of the child: in particular, the Court has deemed illegitimate the decision issued by the Department of Public Health, which subjected the inclusion of the surname of the non-biological parent to the adoption of the child

Parties: Heather Martin Gartner and Melissa Gartner, individually, and as a next friend of Mackenzie Jean Gartner, a minor child v. Iowa Department of Public Health

Original language: English

Classification: Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Art. 24 Children’s rights

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