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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 arrangements.

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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 S. Newman compares gay couples...

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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 children through surrogacy.

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

By Ed Kennedy
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| 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 trying to have a child via surrogate.

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Michigan Supreme Court refuses to hear lesbian partner’s child custody case

| Wednesday, July 27, 2011
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The Michigan Supreme Court has declined to review a case that could have given gay, lesbian, and unmarried heterosexual couples legal standing to obtain joint custody of their children.

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Connecticut ruling grants gay couple parenting rights in surrogacy case

| Friday, January 21, 2011
Anthony (left) and Shawn Raftopol, with their daughter Zoe, also born to a surrogate in 2006.
The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a gay couple who were denied parental rights by the state after they used a surrogate to give birth to their child. The court's decision is being hailed as a victory for both same-sex couples and any other parents that use surrogates.

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NY Post’s headline belittles Elton John, David Furnish birth annoucement

| Wednesday, December 29, 2010
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Elton John and partner David Furnish announced they have become parents after a surrogate mother gave birth to their son on Christmas day. But amid notes of congratulations, the New York Post has come under fire for its headline “Elton & wife proud dads.”

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New dads! Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka announce arrival of ‘happy, healthy’ twins

| Friday, October 15, 2010
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Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka are officially dads. Harris, star of CBS' How I Met Your Mother announced Friday via Twitter, that twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace arrived on Oct. 12. Babies!! On 10/12, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace entered the...

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