Court Rules AGAINST State Department In Favor Of LA Gay Couple’s Child

(Elad and Andrew Dvash Banks with twins Aiden and Ethan. Photo courtesy Immigration Equality)

A federal appeals court has affirmed the citizenship of a twin son of a Los Angeles-based same-sex couple, ruling that the child has been an American citizen since birth, reports NBC Los Angeles.

The unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld last year’s lower-court ruling that the U.S. Department of State had no legitimate reason to deny birthright citizenship to 4-year-old Ethan Dvash-Banks.

A State Department spokesperson said the department is aware of the ruling and is reviewing the decision with the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Appeals Court Upholds Citizenship of Twin Son of LA Gay Couple