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Judge: Gay couple's child born in England is a US citizen

Same-Sex Parents-Citizenship
Posted at 1:54 PM, Aug 31, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge in Atlanta has ruled that the daughter of a married gay couple in Georgia who was born via surrogate in England has been an American citizen since birth. U.S. District Judge Michael Brown ordered the State Department to issue a U.S. passport for Simone Mize-Gregg, writing in an order issued Thursday that the girl is not required to be biologically related to both of her U.S. citizen parents to be eligible for citizenship. A State Department spokesperson says the Department of Justice is reviewing the ruling. The Trump administration has appealed similar decisions in Maryland and California.