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Alabama bill would allow adoption agencies to turn away same-sex couples

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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The bill would also prohibit the state from refusing to license, or renew a contract with, the groups for refusing services to people on religious grounds. [...]

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Mich. House approves bills allowing religious objections by adoption agencies

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Michigan state capitol in Lansing.
Critics say the legislation is a move by Republicans to get ahead of a Supreme Court ruling, should it strike down state bans on gay marriage, by allowing discrimination against gay couples seeking to adopt children. [...]

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Florida House approves bill that would remove gay adoption ban from state law

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee.
The bill strips language from state law that bans gay people from adopting children - a practice that has been allowed since the law was found unconstitutional in 2010. [...]

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Florida House bill would remove gay adoption ban from state law

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Martin Gill (center) was the original plaintiff in a challenge brought in 2009 by the ACLU that led to a federal ruling stricking down Florida's ban on gay adoption. Gill and his partner had been raising two foster children since 2004, which they eventually adopted.
The vote comes five years after an appeals court ruled that the state's gay adoption ban was unconstitutional. [...]

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Slovenia lawmakers approve same-sex marriage, gay couple adoption

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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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
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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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