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Thailand bans commercial surrogacy for LGBTs, singles, foreigners

Friday, August 7, 2015
The law that took effect on July 30 prohibits commercial surrogacy serving foreign clients or singles, with violations punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to 200,000 baht ($6,200).
The provision excludes gay people since same-sex marriage is not recognized in Thailand. ...

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Thailand bans foreigners, same-sex couples from seeking surrogacy services

Saturday, February 21, 2015
The law that took effect on July 30 prohibits commercial surrogacy serving foreign clients or singles, with violations punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to 200,000 baht ($6,200).
Thailand’s parliament has passed legislation passed a law banning foreigners and same-sex couples from seeking surrogacy services. ...

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Newlyweds Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are having a baby

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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Newlyweds Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent said Wednesday they are having a child together through surrogacy. Berkus, a designer and host of “American Dream Builders,” made the announcement in a post on his Facebook page... ...

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California’s ‘Modern Family Act’ aims to bring family law into 21st century

Sunday, July 27, 2014
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California lawmakers will consider updating family law and parental rights to keep up with the evolving nature of families when they return from summer break. Bitter, high-profile disputes have inspired legislators to modernize laws molded for "Leave ...

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Fla. Supreme Court settles lesbian couple’s custody battle

Thursday, November 7, 2013
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a woman who donated an egg to her lesbian partner has parental rights to the child and is ordering a lower court to work out custody, child support and visitation ...

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Court: Surrogate mom can seek parental rights following breakup with partner

Thursday, October 3, 2013
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CARSON CITY, Nev. — A lesbian woman who gave birth to a child conceived from a fertilized egg provided by her companion can argue for parental rights in the wake of the couple's breakup, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday. ...

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La. lawmakers consider bill to block surrogacy by gay parents

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- A bill making its way in the Louisiana state legislature that would establish provisions to block gay and unmarried couples from becoming parents using a surrogate, is headed to a joint House-Senate conference committee this week. ...

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NOM promotes article comparing gay parents to rapists, sexual predators

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
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Pay attention, gay folks. There is seems to be a quiet war going on against our rights to be surrogate parents. Via the NOM blog, I found this highly offensive piece, The New Sexual Predators. In it, the author, Alana ...

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Australian state government reverses same-sex civil union rights

Friday, June 22, 2012
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BRISBANE, Australia -- Conservative lawmakers in the parliament of the Australian state of Queensland have voted to redefine civil partnerships, downgrading them to the lessor class of "registered relationships," and said they also plan to ban same-sex couples from having ...

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Television: NBC, Ryan Murphy (‘Glee’) unveil ‘The New Normal’

Saturday, May 19, 2012
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One of the most anticipated shows for the fall 2012 season will be The New Normal, from Ryan Murphy and Allison Adler. The show features Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon) and Justin Bartha (National Treasure) as a gay couple ...

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