The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a law that requires biological parents to be listed on birth certificates even if the child is subsequently adopted by a gay or lesbian couple.

Last year, Little Rock Circuit Judge Tim Fox found that the law violated the constitutional due process rights of adoptive gay couples.

Fox agreed with plaintiffs who argued that the Supreme Court's finding that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry effectively voided state laws requiring a child's biological parents to be listed.

Writing for the majority, Arkansas Supreme Court Associate Justice Jo Hart wrote: “In the situation involving the female spouse of a biological mother, the female spouse does not have the same biological nexus to the child that the biological mother or the biological father has. It does not violate equal protection to acknowledge basic biological truths.”

Arkansas Associate Justice Paul Danielson called the majority “simply and demonstrably wrong” in his dissenting opinion. Danielson said that “the inclusion of a parent's name on a child's birth certificate is a benefit associated with and flowing from marriage” and that the Supreme Court's Obergefell ruling “requires that this benefit be accorded to same-sex spouses and opposite-sex spouses with equal force.”

The three couples who challenged the law are represented by Cheryl Maples.

“There's no requirement that DNA be given or that there be a biological relationship to a child to get on a birth certificate for a father, for the non-birth parent,” Maples told the AP. “All you have to do is legitimize the child and you're entitled, if you're heterosexual. This is wrong.”