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Suit challenging Neb. ban on same-sex couple foster care can move forward

| Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Three same sex couples can go ahead with their lawsuit challenging a Nebraska policy preventing them and all unmarried couples from serving as foster parents, a judge ruled.

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Mich. House committee advances bills allowing ‘moral’ adoption refusals

| Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Michigan
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.

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Mich. lawmakers postpone vote on bills allowing ‘moral’ disapproval of adoption

| Wednesday, September 11, 2013
AP (File)
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.

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Same-sex couples file lawsuit challenging Neb. ban on gay foster parents

| Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Nati Harnik, APSame-sex couples Todd Vesely, left, and Joel Busch, right, and Lisa Blakey, second left, and Janet Rodriguez, second right, are seen in the State Capitol's Rotunda in Lincoln, Neb., Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. They are two of three same-sex couples who are challenging a Nebraska policy that prevents them from serving as foster parents.
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Three same-sex couples challenged a Nebraska policy on Tuesday that prevents them from serving as foster parents, setting up a legal battle in a state with a shortage of eligible families.

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Gay couples to sue Neb. over law banning gay foster parents

| Monday, August 26, 2013
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Three same-sex couples plan to sue Nebraska because they say the state won't allow them to become foster parents.

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States fight discrimination toward gay foster kids

| Saturday, June 22, 2013
Jessica Hill, APGay teens attend a breaking the silence gathering at True Colors in Hartford, Conn., on Friday, April 19, 2013. True Colors, a non-profit organization working to help the needs of sexual and gender minority youth, has a mentoring program for more than 75 gay foster youth.
Sixto Cancel says his ultra-religious foster family frequently talked about their disdain for his homosexuality at the dinner table, trashed his room and called him homophobic slurs. While he was still a teenager, he says, they kicked him out of their Connecticut home after he had lived there for nearly a decade...

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Neb. legislative committee advances gay foster parent bill

| Saturday, June 1, 2013
Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln.
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Nebraska legislative committee on Friday advanced a bill that would allow gay and lesbian couples to serve as foster parents if they are related to the child or have a well-established relationship.

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LGBT advocacy groups cry foul on Va. governor’s adoption campaign

| Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.)
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell plans to announce a new campaign Friday that aims to adopt 1,000 Virginia children out of foster care, but equality groups around the state are calling foul on the new initiative, which comes one year after McDonnell signed legislation allowing adoption agencies to discriminate against gay parents.

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Bill to ban discrimination against gay adoptive, foster parents has bipartisan support

| Monday, May 6, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- A bill that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT people seeking to adopt or become foster parents is due to be reintroduced Tuesday in the U.S. Congress.

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Dutch lesbian couple raising Turkish foster son go into hiding

| Friday, March 15, 2013
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AMSTERDAM — A Dutch lesbian couple have gone into hiding with their foster son after the boy's biological parents said on television in Turkey that they object to the pair taking care of their child.

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