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Texas lawmakers introduce joint adoption bills for LGBT parents

Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) and Sen. Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston) filed companion bills Wednesday to amend the Texas Health and Safety Code. [...]

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Rosie O’Donnell: ‘Blood doesn’t make a family, love makes a family’

Monday, December 15, 2014
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Rosie O'Donnell talks about her health and the importance of family, and she shares a special message for aspiring gay parents. [...]

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Perez Hilton on being a gay dad

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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VIDEO: Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton takes a few minutes to share his personal experiences on being a gay dad. [...]

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Vatican says bishops should be led by Pope on issues relating to gay families

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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The Vatican is urging bishops to be guided by Pope Francis on family issues and pastoral care for gay and divorced Catholics and those living in civil unions. [...]

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Christian parents of gay kids challenging church views on homosexuality

Friday, November 28, 2014
Linda and Rob Robertson point out a quote on the headstone of the grave of their son, Ryan, in Issaquah, Wash. The couple, evangelical Christians, brought their son to "reparative therapy" when he came out to them as gay. His sexual orientation didn't change, and he became addicted to drugs and eventually died of an overdose. The Robertsons are now dedicated to helping other evangelical parents accept their gay children.
Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians. When their 12-year-old son Ryan said he was gay, they told him they loved him, but he had to change. He entered "reparative therapy," met regularly with his pastor and immersed himself in Bible study and [...]

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Detroit nurses challenging Michigan gay marriage ban adopt 4th child

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Hazel Park nurses April DeBoer, left and Jayne Rowse, kiss 2-year-old Rylee DeBoer-Rowse during Michigan Adoption Day at the Oakland County Court House in Pontiac, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. The Detroit-area nurses, who are challenging Michigan's ban on gay marriage, finalized their adoption of Rylee, their fourth adopted child.
HAZEL PARK, Mich. -- Two Detroit-area nurses who are challenging Michigan's ban on gay marriage are raising a fourth adopted child. The adoption of 2-year-old Rylee DeBoer-Rowse became final in Oakland County on Tuesday, a day when adoptions were publicly celebrated across Michigan. [...]

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Large study of gay brothers suggests genetic link for male homosexuality

Monday, November 17, 2014
Julio Cabrera (pictured) and his brother Mauricio are among almost 800 gay brothers nationwide who donated blood or saliva to help scientists search for genetic clues about the origins of homosexuality. Both are convinced their sexual orientation is as deeply rooted as their Mexican heritage.
CHICAGO -- A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men's chances of being homosexual, but the results aren't strong enough to prove it. Some scientists believe several genes might affect sexual orientation. Researchers who led the new study of nearly 800 gay brothers say their [...]

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Rob Portman’s political future now tied to his support for marriage equality

Monday, November 17, 2014
This family portrait provided by the office of U.S. Sen. Rob Portman shows, from left, his son, Will; wife, Jane; Sen. Portman; daughter, Sally, and son, Jed in Terrace Park, Ohio. Portman, who was on Mitt Romney's running mate short list in 2012 is considering his own 2016 presidential run. But such a plan could be complicated by the fallout from his newfound support for same-sex marriage when he learned his son Will is gay - the reversal upset some conservatives who oppose it.
LEBANON, Ohio -- For better or for worse, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's political future has become tied to same-sex marriage. The Republican who was on Mitt Romney's running mate short list two years ago is considering his own 2016 presidential run. But such a plan could be complicated by the [...]

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The family who launched Army captain Max Lenox’s amazing journey

Friday, November 14, 2014
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Max Lenox was born to a crack-addicted black mother and raised by two white gay fathers who helped shape him into the much-admired captain of Army basketball. [...]

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Okla. Supreme Court says gay partner entitled to hearing in parental rights case

Thursday, November 13, 2014
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OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a lesbian woman who helped raise her partner's two biological children is entitled to a court hearing on her claim for parental rights and what is in the best interest of the children, now ages 6 and 7. The court issued its [...]

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