State Department Reverses Trump Policy Of Denying Citizenship To Children Born Abroad To Gay Parents
The State Department will now grant U.S. citizenship to children born abroad through in vitro fertilization, surrogacy and other assisted reproductive technologies, the agency said Tuesday. The Trump administration had denied citizenship to children born abroad to same-sex parents in several cases.
The State Department under Trump defended a long-standing policy that categorized children born abroad via surrogate as “out of wedlock” even when a couple was married. Several same-sex couples sued the agency for their children’s citizenship, but the State Department continued to enforce the policy.
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