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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old ban on gay adoption - which has already been struck down by the courts and is no longer enforced - could be repealed under a bill now headed to the governor's desk.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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Couple files lawsuit against state of Utah over same-sex parentage rights

Monday, April 13, 2015
Angie and Kami Roe
Angie and Kami Roe say in the lawsuit filed Monday that hospital staff refused to take their birth certificate paperwork in February, and Utah officials said one mother must adopt the baby as a step-parent. [...]

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Celebrities join Elton John’s call for Dolce & Gabbana boycott

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Elton John
Several celebrities have joined the boycott bandwagon launched by Elton John after fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana criticized same-sex parents and the use of in vitro fertilization. [...]

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A gay dad’s open letter to Dolce and Gabbana

Monday, March 16, 2015
Domenico Dolce (right) and Stefano Gabbana
Dolce and Gabbana are not Ben and Jerry. Ben and Jerry make ice cream fashionable, Dolce and Gabbana make icy fashions. Ben and Jerry are sweetly pro-LGBT and marriage equality. Dolce and Gabbana are rancid in their attacks on gay and lesbian families. [...]

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Dolce&Gabbana react to firestorm over support for ‘traditional’ families

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Domenico Dolce, right, and Stefano Gabbana
The designers, under growing social media pressure, issued a statement Sunday saying their comments supporting "traditional families" with a mother and a father weren't intended to judge the choices made by others. [...]

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An open letter to the homophobic doctor and florist who humiliate LGBT families

Thursday, March 12, 2015
gay-happy-family
God did not bring these couples to you so you could judge them. His intention was for you to experience your humanity by serving them. His intention was to enrich you. He failed. [...]

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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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Nebraska welfare officials ignoring state’s ban on gay, unmarried foster parents

Monday, March 2, 2015
Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln.
Nebraska welfare officials have been placing foster children in the homes of gay, lesbian and unmarried couples, despite a 1995 policy barring the state from doing so. [...]

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