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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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Wisconsin couple files lawsuit over birth certificate

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Chelsea and Jessamy Torres allege the Wisconsin Department of Health Services refused to supply a birth certificate form that allowed both women to name themselves as parents of their son. [...]

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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
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old ban on gay adoption - which has already been struck down by the courts and is no longer enforced - could be repealed under a bill now headed to the governor's desk.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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Ariz. governor vetoes bill that could allow adoption discrimination against same-sex couples

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Gov. Doug Ducey (R-Ariz.)
The bill in recent weeks has been caught up in the debate over same-sex marriage after the Maricopa county attorney adopted a policy of not helping same-sex couples adopt. [...]

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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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