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Franklin Graham: Putin’s doing what’s right for Russia, gays can go to heaven if they repent

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Despite major changes in public opinion in recent years, Rev. Franklin Graham, son of iconic American preacher Billy Graham, reiterates his strong opposition to same-sex marriage and gay adoption in an appearance Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” [ Read more → ]
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Malta Parliament votes to legalize same-sex civil unions, adoptions

Monday, April 14, 2014
VALLETTA, Malta -- Same-sex couples are set to gain the right to obtain legal recognition for their relationship as the Maltese Parliament prepares to vote on the Civil Unions Bill in its third and final reading on Monday evening. [ Read more → ]
Attorney General Sean Reyes (R-Utah)

Utah attorney general intervenes to halt adoptions by same-sex couples

Thursday, April 10, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Attorney General is asking a state appeals court to block two adoptions recently approved for same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
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The real, true story about how parents adopted out their child when he came out as gay

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Corey did not have an easy life. He was a popular jock guy in high school, but by the age of 15, he had been handed more than his share of abuse. His parents were conservative, religious, on welfare and dabbled in narcotics. His birth father beat Corey at times, and neglected him at others... [ Read more → ]
Joan Callahan and Jennifer Leigh Crossen

Man adopted in Ky. by mother’s spouse following marriage ruling

Monday, March 3, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Kentucky judge has finalized the adoption of a 28-year-old man by a woman who was legally married to his mother in Massachusetts, the first step-parent adoption by a member of a same-sex couple in Fayette County and possibly the state following a federal court ruling. [ Read more → ]
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Russia bans adoptions from countries that allow same-sex marriage

Thursday, February 13, 2014
MOSCOW -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed an amendment to Russia's law prohibiting same-sex couples from adopting, extending the ban to foreign couples from nations where same-sex marriage is legal. [ Read more → ]
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Idaho Supreme Court rules gay, lesbian couples have equal adoption rights

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that gay and lesbian couples have the same right to adopt children as anyone else under state law. [ Read more → ]
El-Salvador

El Salvador parliament rejects constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

Sunday, February 9, 2014
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- The Salvadoran Parliament has again failed in its attempt to approve a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
São Bento Palace in Lisbon is the seat of Portuguese Legislature.

Portugal’s adoption rights for same-sex couples placed in doubt

Friday, January 17, 2014
LISBON, Portugal -- Portugal's limited adoption rights for same-sex couples are in doubt after Parliament voted for a referendum on the divisive issue. [ Read more → ]
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Bills to allow second parent adoption to be considered by Va. general assembly

Friday, January 10, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. -- Two bills hoping to make second parent adoption easier for couples in Virginia, including same-sex couples, are headed to the 2014 General Assembly. [ Read more → ]
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Northern Ireland lifts ban on same-sex couple adoption

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
BELFAST -- Northern Ireland has lifted its ban that prohibited same-sex couples in civil partnerships from adopting children. [ Read more → ]
Russia TodayPavel Astakhov

Russian children’s rights commissioner: Only Italy can adopt Russian children

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
MOSCOW -- Russia's Presidential Commissioner for Children's Rights says that currently only Italy matches the two main criteria for adoption of Russian children – a bilateral agreement with the Russian Federation and a ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Mark Regnerus

Judge orders disclosure of documents relating to flawed gay parenting study

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
A Florida state court judge on Tuesday ordered the University of Central Florida to turn over records related to the publication of a debunked 2012 study conducted by Mark Regnerus that demonizes gay and lesbian parents. [ Read more → ]
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France approves first spousal adoption by a same-sex couple

Friday, October 18, 2013
PARIS -- A lesbian couple in France has received approval for one wife’s two biological children to be adopted by her spouse, the first such authorized same-sex couple adoption in the country. [ Read more → ]
April DeBoer (left) and Jayne Rowse, and pose at their home in Hazel Park, Mich.

Michigan’s 2004 same-sex marriage ban faces court challenge Wednesday

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
DETROIT -- Two Detroit-area nurses wanted to adopt each other's children, not rewrite Michigan law on gay marriage. But their lawsuit could end up overturning a 2004 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage that passed by a landslide. [ Read more → ]
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NOM’s Brian Brown may have violated U.S. law, says LGBT activist Fred Karger

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Prominent LGBT rights activist and former GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger alleged Tuesday that National Organization for Marriage (NOM) president Brian Brown may have broken federal law after a secret trip to Russia to lobby for a bill that banned Russian children from being adopted by countries where same-sex marriage is legal. [ Read more → ]
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Russia halts international adoptions to Sweden over same-sex marriage

Saturday, October 5, 2013
MOSCOW -- Russia has halted all adoptions to prospective parents in Sweden under a recently enacted law banning international adoptions to countries where same-sex marriage is legal. [ Read more → ]
Mark Regnerus

Globalizing Homophobia: A new life for discredited research

Saturday, October 5, 2013
When Russian lawmaker Alexei Zhuravlyov introduced a bill that would allow the state to remove children from openly gay parents – classifying homosexuality along with drug abuse and child abuse as offenses that merit the loss of custody – gay rights activists noticed something interesting in the text of the bill... [ Read more → ]
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April DeBoer (second from left) sits with her adopted daughter Ryanne (left) and partner, Jayne Rowse (fourth from left), and her adopted sons Jacob (middle) and Nolan (right) at their home in Hazel Park, Mich. The lesbian couple's desire to adopt each other's children has grown into a potentially ground-breaking challenge to Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage.

Groups weigh in on legal challenge to Mich. same-sex marriage ban

Sunday, September 29, 2013
DETROIT -- A major legal challenge to Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage is attracting interest from conservative Christians, the Roman Catholic Church, law professors and civil libertarians as the state defends a 2004 constitutional amendment that defines marriage only as between a man and a woman. [ Read more → ]
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Mich. House committee advances bills allowing ‘moral’ adoption refusals

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
LANSING, Mich. -- Legislators serving on the Michigan House Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors on Wednesday advanced three bills which would allow taxpayer funded adoption agencies the ability to deny an adoption placement based on that agency's moral or religious beliefs. [ Read more → ]
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Mich. panel to hear more testimony on bills allowing ‘moral’ adoption refusals

Thursday, September 19, 2013
LANSING, Mich. — A legislative committee is waiting to vote on legislation that would allow faith-based agencies in Michigan refuse to participate in adoptions that violate their beliefs. [ Read more → ]
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April DeBoer (second from left) sits with her adopted daughter Ryanne (left) and partner, Jayne Rowse (fourth from left), and her adopted sons Jacob (middle) and Nolan (right) at their home in Hazel Park, Mich. The lesbian couple's desire to adopt each other's children has grown into a potentially ground-breaking challenge to Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage.

Bills will allow Mich. agencies to refuse adoptions on ‘moral’ grounds

Sunday, September 15, 2013
LANSING, Mich. — Lawmakers could vote this week on bills letting faith-based agencies refuse to participate in adoptions that violate their beliefs, despite accusations that they would permit discrimination against gays and others. [ Read more → ]
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Northern Ireland’s health minister fights against gay couple adoption

Friday, September 13, 2013
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Northern Ireland’s health minister is planning to take his fight against the extension of adoption rights to same-sex couples to the United Kingdom's highest court. [ Read more → ]
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Lithuania Parliament to consider five anti-LGBT bills

Thursday, September 12, 2013
VILNIUS, Lithuania -- Five anti-LGBT bills are scheduled to be considered by Lithuania's parliament before the end of the year. [ Read more → ]
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Mich. lawmakers postpone vote on bills allowing ‘moral’ disapproval of adoption

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan House Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors adjourned Wednesday without voting on two bills currently before the committee which would allow adoption agencies the ability to deny an adoption placement based on that agency's moral or religious beliefs. [ Read more → ]
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