Despite rulings from a Federal District Court and the Appellate Division of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Louisiana insists that the names of a child’s parents cannot be placed on their son’s birth certificiate because they are unmarried and Louisiana does not allow unmarried parents to adopt.  The adoption was finalized in New York.   A sixteen judge panel is scheduled to rehear the case today.

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