Texas To List Same-Sex Parents On Birth Certificates After Court Order, Software Update

Texas To List Same-Sex Parents On Birth Certificates After Court Order, Software Update

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Same-sex couple Frank Capley, right, and Joe Alfano, left, hold hands during a rally Oct. 5, 2006 in San Francisco. 

Same-sex parents in Texas may have to wait a while before they can get birth certificates for their children, but they are on the way. The state Health Services Department said this week that although it intended to issue the documents to homosexual couples, it must wait for a third-party software update, WFAA in Dallas reports.

“Until that change is made, those requesting a birth certificate listing parents of the same sex may choose either to (1) obtain the standard birth certificate listing ‘mother’ and ‘father’ as well ……….read more here.

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