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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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Arizona governor directs state agency to allow same-sex couples to be adoptive, foster parents

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Gov. Doug Ducey (R-Ariz.)
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is instructing a state agency to allow all legally married couples, including same-sex couples, to jointly be adoptive and foster parents. ...

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French court OKs adoption by lesbian partners

Thursday, April 16, 2015
France
A French court has authorized four lesbian women to adopt children born to their wives abroad through artificial insemination. ...

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Florida Legislature repeals 38‑year‑old state ban on gay adoption

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee.
Florida's nearly four-decades old ban on gay adoption - which has already been struck down by the courts and is no longer enforced - could be repealed under a bill now headed to the governor's desk. ...

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