The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that states must list both people in a same-sex couple as a child’s parents on their birth certificate, whether or not they are the child’s biological parents.
The 6-3 decision overturned the Arkansas Supreme Court’s earlier ruling, which said that “it does not violate equal protection to acknowledge basic biological truths.” Justices Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissented in the Supreme Court decision.
Pavan v. Smith was brought by two married lesbian couples who had used an anonymous sperm donor. State officials put the biological mother on the child’s birth certificate but did not list her wife, with the state’s lawyers saying that “parental rights flow from biology, not marriage.” The lesbian couples bringing the lawsuit alleged discrimination because a married woman’s husband is automatically listed on the birth certificate even if he is not the biological parent.
On Monday’s “Pat & Stu,” Stu Burguiere tried to talk about basic biology in politically correct terms but failed miserably.
“One of the spouses did not contribute biologically to the child,” Stu explained the Arkansas case.
“Because of hate,” Pat Gray was jokingly shocked at Stu’s “bigotry.”