North Carolina finally amends family's birth certificates

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A married couple in North Carolina will finally get birth certificates listing both of them as parents of their two sons, more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that everyone has a fundamental right to the legal recognition marriage provides to families and children.

Lambda Legal says Melissa and Meredith Weiss secured court orders recognizing them both as parents of their boys in October 2014, but the state Department of Health and Human Services refused to amend their birth certificate accordingly.

They sued in December 2015, nearly six months after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage rights nationwide.

Lambda Legal announced Tuesday that the state has agreed to add both parents' names to their boys' documents.

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