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Slovenia lawmakers approve same-sex marriage, gay couple adoption

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Slovenia
Slovenian lawmakers have approved same-sex marriage and child adoption by gay couples amid opposition from conservative groups and the Catholic Church. [...]

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Alabama court reverses itself, allows visitation case after same-sex couple split

Saturday, February 28, 2015
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An Alabama appeals court reversed itself on Friday, ruling that a woman who separated from her same-sex partner in Georgia can pursue visitation rights in Alabama. [...]

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Couple in Alabama same-sex marriage case still refused adoption petition

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Cari Searcy (left) with her spose Kimberly McKean and son Khaya at their home in Mobile, Ala.
The couple whose lawsuit got Alabama's same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional is headed back to court after a probate judge again refused to grant their adoption petition. [...]

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Indiana same-sex couple files lawsuit alleging birth certificate discrimination

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Ruby, left, and Ashlee Henderson of Lafayette are suing Tippecanoe County and Indiana health departments after they were denied having both of their names on the birth certificate for their son, even though they were legally married in Indiana before their son was born in Lafayette, Ind.
Indiana’s birth certificates discriminate against gay married couples and their children because they don’t account for both spouses being the same gender, a federal lawsuit filed Friday says. [...]

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Slovakia holds referendum on same-sex marriage, adoption

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Bratislava, Slovakia
Slovaks are voting in a nationwide a referendum that would bar gay marriages and adoptions, and allow parents to decide whether their children attend sex education classes. [...]

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Portugal defeats draft law to allow same‑sex couple adoptions

Sunday, January 25, 2015
Portugal
Portugal's parliament has rejected draft laws to allow same-sex couples to adopt children, despite a strong vote in favor by the left-wing Socialists which left the margin smaller than ever. [...]

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Va. Senate panel rejects second parent adoptions for unmarried, same-sex couples

Friday, January 23, 2015
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A proposal to allow adoption by the partners of unmarried same-sex parents was rejected Friday by a Virginia Senate committee. [...]

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Lifting Florida’s gay marriage ban allows lesbian couple to be parents

Thursday, January 22, 2015
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The lifting of a same-sex marriage ban in Florida is giving a Palm Beach County infant the right to call both women in a lesbian couple her parents. [...]

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Austria court lifts adoption restrictions for same-sex couples

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Austria's Constitutional Court in Vienna.
Prior to the decision Wednesday, same-sex partners could adopt a child only if one of them was the child's biological parent. [...]

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Same-sex couple’s adoption in Oklahoma believed to be among state’s first

Sunday, January 11, 2015
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An adoption decree granted to a married lesbian couple in Okmulgee County is believed to be among the first same-sex adoptions in Oklahoma, the women's attorney says. [...]

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