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Oklahoma high court reinstates same-sex couple’s parenting lawsuit

Sunday, November 22, 2015
The Oklahoma Supreme Court said it is in the child's best interest to grant the non-biological parent a hearing to explore custody and visitation rights. ...

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Couples press for end to Mississippi’s last-in-the-nation gay adoption ban

Sunday, November 8, 2015
Hudson Garner, 15, right, sits with his mothers Kathryn Garner, center, and Susan Hrostowski, left, in Collins, Miss.. Garner, who is Hudson's birth mother, and her partner Hrostowski are among four lesbian couples to sue Mississippi in federal court, seeking to overturn its law banning gay couples from adopting or taking children into foster care.
Four lesbian couples pressed a federal judge on Friday to overturn the ban, but lawyers for the state argued the lawsuit should be tossed out. ...

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Officials: Nebraska birth certificates changing to list same-sex spouses

Sunday, November 8, 2015
Nebraska is changing state policy on how same-sex parents are identified on their children's birth certificates.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has quietly changed state policy and plans to list the names of both same-sex spouses on their children's birth certificates. ...

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Does every kid really need a mother and a father?

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Pundits never tire of saying that all children need a mother and father... but is there any truth to the claim? Erm... no.
You hear it all the time from anti-gay groups... but what does the science say about same-sex parents? ...

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As same-sex marriage becomes more widely accepted, ranks of gay dads increase

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Weston Clark, left, and his husband, Brandon Mark, right, play with their children Xander, 4, and Zoe, 17 months, at their home in Salt Lake City on Monday, June 15, 2015.
More so than heterosexual couples or lesbians, who can bear their own children, gay men face high hurdles en route to parenthood. The main avenues open to them - adoption or surrogacy - can be costly and complicated. But many ...

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Gay couple who always wanted to be dads now adopting their 7th child, a gay teen

Friday, June 19, 2015
Eric Charles-Gallo, center, with husband Louis Gallo, left, and newest addition, Darnell, right. They’re surrounded by their other six kids and a foster baby.
Right from the start of their relationship, Eric Charles-Gallo and Louis Gallo of Kansas City, Missouri, knew they wanted to be dads. ...

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Gillibrand to introduce legislation to prohibit anti-LGBT adoption bias

Sunday, May 17, 2015
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)
The Every Child Deserves a Family Act would prohibit any entity that receives federal funds from discriminating against adoptive or foster parents based on sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status. ...

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A ‘reality check’ for the Regnerus study on gay parenting

Monday, May 11, 2015
Mark Regnerus
Three years ago, against the strong consensus of social scientists and professional child-welfare groups, University of Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus concluded that children of gay parents fare worse than children raised by married opposite-sex parents. ...

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Two moms, 10 kids: blending family in a same-sex marriage

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Amy Thorpe, Melynda Thorpe,
In a changing world, the face of motherhood has also changed for two St. George, Utah, women. ...

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Obama calls for end to discriminatory parenting laws

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Barack Obama
When President Obama declared May National Foster Care Month, he used words never before included in a White House proclamation about adoption. ...

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