How Oren Adar + Mickey Ray Smith Will Finally Get Both Their Names on Son’s Birth Certificate

Oren Adar and Mickey Ray Smith, a couple in San Diego, who adopted their then-1-year-old Louisiana-born son in New York in 2006, will receive a birth certificate for their son — with both their names appearing on it, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled. Of course, the fellas thought the matter was resolved in 2008, after a judge declared that New York’s full faith and credit clause permitted them to jointly register as the parents of the child, even though Louisiana forbids gay (i.e. unmarried) adoption.