State Department Appeals Ruling Recognizing U.S. Citizenship of Gay Couple’s Daughter

Michael K. Lavers | Washington Blade | August 18, 2020

Roee and Adiel Kiviti of Chevy Chase, Maryland had a child born to a surrogate in Canada, only to learn that the US State Department would not recognize the American citizenship of their daughter. After a district judge ruled in favor of the couple, the State appealed the decision, continuing the legal battle. There have been several similar cases of discrimination against gay couples and their children in the US.

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