Post by Logan on Mar 28, 2017 2:15:21 GMT -6
The baby's first name posed no issue: ZalyKha. Georgia law could handle that.
Her parents had to stack the next two components of ZalyKha's name on top of each other to fit them on the government's paternity form: "Graceful Lorraina."
But the middle name wasn't the issue, either.
It was the girl's fourth and last given name, Allah, that state officials balked at - which has now led the American Civil Liberties Union to file suit in hopes of getting ZalyKha Graceful Lorraina Allah a birth certificate, at the age of nearly 2.
And that lawsuit, at least one expert on the arcane legalities of birth certificates says, could lead to far-reaching changes in the United States' hodgepodge of state rules that determine who is allowed to call their baby what.
Read more: www.duncanbanner.com/cnhi_network/a-couple-is-suing-georgia-to-name-their-daughter-allah/article_488166e4-6921-5b3f-9962-9b4ef960bff8.html