I mentioned the "state by state maze of parenting rights" in the earlier post about surrogacy's popularity with gay couples (and vice versa), and I just found an example: Utah.
You'd think a state which was founded by people who were chased out of the US precisely because of their non-traditional marriage practices, and whose first territorial governor, Brigham Young, used to protest that the government had no business regulating what went on in a man's bedroom, would have a sophisticated, nuanced view of parenting- and family-related law, and you'd be wrong. No Jeopardy! for you, my heathen friend.
Utah has outlawed surrogacy since 1986, and a bill to legalize it, introduced this year to the state legislature, would pointedly exclude gay and single parents. Adoption is already illegal for gay couples in Utah.
According to a Salt Lake Tribune article, four gay couples in four years have gone to Growing Generations, the LA agency specializing in facilitating surrogacy for gay parents, to have kids. You gotta give the Utah politicians credit, though: it takes a lot of activist cojones to push through a law discriminating against eight people.
Surrogacy bill leaves few options for gay couples [sltrib.com]