Lesbian Couple Still Fighting For Parenting Rights

January 6, 2012 at 10:24 am Leave a comment

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Some same sex couples in Iowa are celebrating a victory in Iowa after a court ruling on Wednesday.

In 2009, Heather and Melissa Gartner, of Des Moines, sued the health department for only listing Heather as a parent.

On Wednesday, a Polk County judge ordered the state health department to include both mother’s names on their daughter’s birth certificate.

The child was conceived using an anonymous sperm donor.

Now a lesbian couple from Dubuque says this recent victory is a step in the right direction for same sex parents.

But they say there are other laws need to change that stand in the way of every day life.

Watch the story at KCRG-TV

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