Jamie Gaffke, left, and her wife, Ruth Vater, went to the Rock County Courthouse in Janesville, Wis., in 2014 to secure both of their parental rights for their first son. Because of a lack of updated state laws, same-sex parents in Wisconsin worry their parental rights won’t be honored by future court or administrative decisions. (Joey Prestley / Wisconsin Watch)

Photo of Jamie Gaffke, a woman with shoulder-length dark hair, glasses and a green shirt, on the left and her wife Ruth Vater, who has dark hair in a bob cut and a white, patterend shirt, stands on the right. The two are standing under lettering on a building that reads "Rock County Courthouse."

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