The U.S. Supreme Court
decisions today included no word on a pending case from Arkansas
challenging the state's refusal to list both parents in a same-sex married couple
on a child's birth certificate
without a separate court proceeding.
The Supreme Court docket indicates the case was ready for the court's conference last week, but no decision on the case was made. The docket says the case was distributed for the court conference on Thursday of this week.
The Arkansas Supreme Court, in a split decision,
overturned a circuit judge decision saying the law was unconstitutional in denying a right to same-sex married couples that is given to heterosexual couples. Parenthood is presumed for heterosexual couples. The Arkansas court said it was a matter of biology. That is simply a falsehood in the case of artificial insemination and donor eggs.