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Texas judge ignores DNA tests, refuses parental rights because gay dads are married

A judge in Texas has refused to list two fathers on the birth certificates of their children because the men are gay. Same-sex couple Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs, who were legally married in Washington, D.C., both have biological children, who share the same surrogate mother. Neither of the men…

Georgia required woman to get vaginal exam to correct birth certificate error

A 37-year-old Georgia woman says that she was humiliated when the state told her she would need to have her vagina probed to prove she was a woman before she could renew her driver’s license. Nakia Grimes told WAGA that she never had a reason to notice that her birth…

Florida judge allows three parental names on birth certificate

A judge in Florida allowed the birth certificate of a baby girl to include the names of three parents — two married women and the sperm donor, reported Reuters. After trying fertility clinics a few times, married couple Maria Italiano and Cher Filippazzo asked Italiano’s hair dresser to provide his…

Rep. Stearns says ‘birthers’ have ‘legitimate concerns’

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, reiterated on Tuesday concerns over whether President Barack Obama had an authentic birth certificate. “I am, shall we say, looking at all the evidence,” Stearns said, according to The Hill. He noted that…

Sheriff Arpaio refuses to drop ‘birther’ investigation of Obama

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio told The Arizona Republic on Sunday that he would continue to pursue his investigation into President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. “I’m not going to drop this,” he told the newspaper. “You don’t think I did a press conference and let it die? I’ll make a decision…

Rep. Stearns questions whether Obama’s birth certificate is legitimate

During a meeting with constituents, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) openly wondered whether the birth certificate produced by President Barack Obama was real or a forgery. “All I can tell you is that the general consensus is that he has produced a birth certificate,” he said, according to Think Progress. “The…

Obama pokes fun at birth controversy on Facebook

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama switched his Facebook page on Thursday to the social network’s new “timeline” format and poked fun at the controversy over his birthplace. The first entry on Obama’s revamped Facebook page lists his birthdate — August 4, 1961 — and provides a link to a…

Arpaio probe concludes Obama’s birth certificate a ‘forgery’

Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced on Thursday that his investigation into President Barack Obama’s birth certificate concluded the document was most likely a “forgery.” “President Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate released by the White House on April 27, 2011, is suspected to be a computer-generated forgery, not a…

WATCH LIVE: Arpaio press conference on Obama’s birth certificate

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio called a press conference on Thursday to announce the results of an investigation of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. The event was scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. ET. Watch this live video from World Net Daily, broadcast March 1, 2011.  …

Gingrich shoots down supporter’s birther question

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday was questioned whether President Barack Obama was a United States citizen at campaign event in Storm Lake, Iowa. Many of the so-called “birthers” believe there is persuasive evidence that Obama was born in Kenya in 1961 and that his birth certificate was faked…

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