August 19, 2017

Parents win legal battle to name child Allah

Parents win legal battle to name child Allah

A couple in the US state of Georgia have won their legal battle to give their baby daughter the surname Allah.

The state had refused to issue a birth certificate for ZalyKha Graceful Lorraina Allah on the grounds that neither parent has that last name. The American Civil Liberties Union, which brought the case, called the decision a victory for free expression.

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But the largest Muslim advocacy group in the US said the surname could be considered offensive.

The Georgia Department of Health had initially said the one-year-old daughter of parents Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk should have either of their surnames, or a combination of both. Read more 

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