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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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Fisher-Price, Proud Parenting launch LGBT Family Photo Gallery

Monday, June 15, 2015
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Fisher-Price and Proud Parenting have announced the launch of the Proud Parenting LGBT Family Photo Gallery, a program to increase the visibility of LGBT parents and to encourage interaction and support between LGBT parents, their friends and their allies. ...

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‘Becoming Us’ captures a family’s journey when father comes out as transgender

Friday, June 12, 2015
From left: Sutton Crawford, Carly Lehwald, Ben Lehwald and Suzy Crawford from the ABC Family docu-series "Becoming Us." The series airs Monday at 9 p.m. EDT on ABC Family.
The ABC Family docu-series "Becoming Us" follows a 16-year-old dealing with the usual challenges of high school and encroaching adulthood - plus the recent news that his father is becoming a woman. ...

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Gay adoption ban stricken from Florida laws after four decades

Thursday, June 11, 2015
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Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Thursday that removes the language from Florida's statutes - though the ban hasn't been enforced for the past five years. ...

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Michigan governor signs bill allowing adoption agencies to reject same-sex couples

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)
Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law letting private adoption agencies with state contracts decline to participate in referrals against their religious beliefs, despite criticism that it amounts to government-sanctioned discrimination against gay couples. ...

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Michigan lawmakers OK bill allowing adoption agencies to reject same-sex couples

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Michigan
Faith-based agencies with state contracts can refuse to participate in adoption referrals that violate their beliefs under legislation approved Wednesday by Michigan's Republican Legislature, despite objections it would permit discrimination against gay couples. ...

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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
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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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