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“…after gays and lesbians in Massachusetts won the right to marry in 2003, Governor Romney wouldn’t allow
the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics to revise birth certificate forms for babies born to same-sex couples.
The plan was to have the box for “father,” for example, relabeled “father or second parent.” But according to documents obtained by Waas, Romney rejected the plan, demanding the agency continue using old forms.
Romney then demanded hospitals get permission from his office each time a child was born to a same sex-couple in order to cross out, with a pen, the label “father” or “mother,” and write-in, with a pen, “second parent.” (Romney also required gay male parents to get a court order before any birth certificate was issued.)”