A lawsuit against a Louisiana official filed by a gay couple who want both of their names on their adopted child’s birth certificate may be heard by the United States Supreme Court. A gay rights organization, Lambda Legal, has asked justices to consider the case of Oren Adar and Mickey Ray Smith. The defendant in the case is Darlene Smith, state registrar and director of the Department of Health and Hospital’s Office of Vital Records. The child was born in Louisiana and adopted in New York by Adar and Smith, who lived in New Orleans at the time. The couple now lives in Orlando, Fla.

Earlier this year the federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled in favor of the state, finding that the registrar’s decision not to list both men on the birth certificate did not vilate the child’s right to equal protection, according to The Wall Street Journal.

If the U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear the case, the 5th Circuit ruling against the couple will stand.

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