This storm warning has been building for years. The authorities have been requesting mom's SSN, address, state, phone, email, bank account number and dad's SSN, address, state, phone, email and back account number for years. The assumption has been that they're not necessarily at the same physical address.
Now with so many born out of wedlock and by IVF there's no longer any reason to believe that there's exactly one dad and one mom for each child. This decision will not be reversed even if Romney (or Biden) gets four years (2016-20) in the oval office.