Please note that the terms Birth Parent and Second Parent are used instead of Mother and Father because not all Birth Parents identify as mothers and not all Second Parents identify as fathers.
This terminology is consistent with New York state's instructions. On the Birth Certificate that you receive, the word Mother will be used for Birth Parent and either Father or Mother for second parent depending on who the Birth Parent is legally married to or acknowledges in the Acknowledgement of Paternity.
If you Checked "legally married to someone other than second parent" and your legal spouse is male, by law your legal spouse must be entered on birth certificate. Fill out the following questions for your legal spouse even if they will not parent this baby.
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