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U.S. Supreme Court Affirms ‘Obergefell’ Requires Placing Married Same-Sex Parents on Birth Certificates

Politics Editorial
Maintaining a tradition of issuing cases impacting the LGBTQ community on June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Pavan v. Smith, upholding the requirement outlined in Obergefell (the case that banned marriage discrimination based on sexual orientation/gender) that birth and death certificates reflect the same-sex spouse. ...
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Non-Birth Mother Wins Parental Rights in Massachusetts Parentage Case

Karen Partanen/The Salem News
National
Partanen and Gallagher mutually agreed to have children by means of assisted reproduction and then raised the children together. ...
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VA to Cover Costs of IVF for Veterans with Service-Connected Injuries

Health
A ban passed in 1992 prevented the VA from covering fertility costs - like IVF. Sen. Murray’s provision allows VA to cover the costs from its existing funds. ...
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Lesbian Couple Ordered to Hand Adopted Child Back to Birth Mom, Changed Her Mind

International
After living with lesbian mothers since birth, an Australian girl will be “transitioned” back to her biological family after her birth mother “changed her mind.” ...
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We Are Done Having Kids: Saying Goodbye to Sperm

Editorial
My partner, Amy, and I love our kids, but we are done creating them. No more. Our family is complete. ...
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The Ins and Outs of Finding a Doctor for Your LGBT Family

Photo: UW Health
Health
If they can’t answer simple questions that any parent, straight or single, would ask, then they probably aren’t the best doctor for you or your children. ...
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Alabama Mother Seeks Recognition of Parental Rights Initiated in Georgia

National
E.L. kept V.L. from seeing the children, fighting her request for visitation, and arguing that the Georgia adoption was invalid in Alabama, where they live. ...
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Family Created Through Selective Reduction: Someone is Missing

Editorial
I imagine Baby C would have been a girl. I can see two boys and two girls at the dinner table. I can hear a fourth voice calling me Mama. ...
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Glory Johnson Gives Birth to Premature Twins, Posts Photos

Glory Johnson/Instagram
Sports
WNBA star Glory Johnson had Ava Simone and Solei Diem months early via C-section. Both weighed 1 lb. 7 oz at birth. ...
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Lesbian, Straight Women Make Up Majority of Donor Sperm Recipients in Victoria

Photo: Jasmine Kaloudis
Health International
Nearly 50 percent of the donated sperm in Victoria, British Columbia is going to single women, 35 percent to lesbian women and 15 percent to straight women. ...
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