TV News LIES

Saturday, Aug 30th

Last update04:30:04 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Two moms, a baby and a legal first for U.S. gay marriage

Two moms, a baby and a legal first for U.S. gay marriage

E-mail Print PDF

Legal first for gay marriageLast month a baby in Tennessee made history: Emilia Maria Jesty was the first child born in the state to have a woman listed on the birth certificate as her "father."

The marital status of the baby's parents was the subject of a flurry of court filings up to a few days before her birth. Valeria Tanco and Sophy Jesty were wed in New York, a state that recognizes gay marriage, and moved to Tennessee, which does not.

They are among scores of same-sex couples who, working with advocacy groups, have filed lawsuits to expand gay-marriage rights following a major U.S. Supreme Court decision last June allowing federal tax and other benefits for same-sex married couples.

Depending on the pace of rulings, as early as next year Tanco and Jesty's case or a similar challenge could reach the Supreme Court. Since the court's June decision in U.S. v. Windsor, about 50 such cases have been filed, in nearly all 33 states that prohibit gay marriage.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


145 immigration activists arrested in front of W.H.

wh protestMore than 140 immigration activists were arrested in front of the White House on Thursday as...

Pennsylvania Opts Into Obamacare

ObamacareEnding a yearlong negotiation, the Obama administration on Thursday approved Gov. Corbett's alternative Medicaid expansion proposal,...

California lawmakers pass bill on campus sex assault

California pass campus assault billState lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define...

Range where instructor killed by girl drew concerns

Shooting rangeThe Bullets and Burgers gun range at Arizona Last Stop fell silent this week.No high-powered rounds...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!