Judge Reverses Decision that Granted Citizenship to One Twin at Birth But Not the Other

by admin on February 27, 2019

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A decision by a US consular officer that granted one twin of a same-sex couple birthright citizenship, but not the other has been slapped down by a California judge.

The twins were born in surrogacy to an Israeli and American couple.

Since one of the twins was conceived using only the Israeli husband’s sperm, the consular officer decided that there was no biological relationship to an American and birthright citizenship was not appropriate.

According to US family attorney Joe Leeds, some interpretations of the citizenship laws state that a child born abroad must have a biological relationship to an American parent to be granted birthright citizenship.

The judge in the case rejected that notion though and argued that the parents are married, then both kids are automatically entitled to US citizenship.

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