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Henne v. Wright
Citation:940 F.2d 1208, cert. denied, 498 U.S. 1032 (1991)
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Debra Henne, Plaintiff, gave birth to Alicia Henne. Debra wanted to give Alicia the last name Brinton on Alicia’s Birth Certificate. Nebraska law forbid this and required Alicia’s last name to be that of Debra Henne’s husband, Robert Henne, even though Gary Brinton was the father.
Linda Spidell gave birth to Quintessa Spidell. Linda wanted to give Quintessa the last name McKenzie because Linda liked it. However, Nebraska law required the last name on Quintessa’s birth certificate to be that of her unmarried mother, Spidell.
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