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.


Appeals Court Upholds Citizenship of Twin Son of LA Gay Couple