Patience Crozier, GLAD Senior Staff Attorney and member of the Uniform Law Commission’s national Uniform Parentage Act Enactment Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s denial to review Box v. Henderson:

“Ensuring that children have a clear legal tie to their parents from birth is core to children’s well-being and stability. Indiana law provides a marital presumption of parentage for children regardless of genetic connection between parent and child. For Indiana, or any State, to carve married LGBTQ parents out of that protection and seek to make married LGBTQ parents legal strangers to their children is not only unconstitutional, it is dangerous and cruel. By rejecting Indiana’s petition, the Court yet again makes clear that States have an obligation to provide all children equal access to the security of legal parentage regardless of the gender of their parents.”