Fifth Circuit strikes order to put names of gay adoptive parents on birth certificate

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday ruled [opinion, PDF] en banc against same-sex adoptive parents seeking an amended Louisiana birth certificate that listed both unmarried men as the parents of the child. In 2006, Oren Adar and Mickey Ray Smith adopted their child in New York, where unmarried couples can legally adopt [JURIST report]. The child was born in Louisiana, and the state refused to issue a birth certificate naming both fathers….