LGBT Adoption

LGBT Adoption

LGBTQ Plight Highlighted During National Adoption Month

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Family Equality Council has announced its 2014 “Allies for Adoption” Campaign to coincide with National Adoption Month in November. ...
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Luxembourg: Marriage, Adoption Bill Approved

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Luxembourg joins France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Wales, Spain, Portugal, Iceland and 19 U.S. states in marriage. ...
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Marriage Equality Brief Filed in NV

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Friday Lambda Legal filed its opening brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a case on behalf of eight same-sex couples challenging the amendment to Nevada's constitution and other state laws banning marriage for same-sex couples. ...
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Married Gay Dads Highlighte​d in Father’s Day Video

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“A Tale of Two Dads” highlights the loving and committed family environment they have provided for their children. ...
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FAFSA Forms to Include New ‘Parent’ Options

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The FAFSA form will use “Parent 1 (father/mother/stepparent)” and “Parent 2 (father/mother/stepparent)” instead of the gender-specific “mother” and “father.” ...
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Judge Rules Against Same-Sex Couples Challenging Nevada’s Marriage Ban

Judge Rules Against Same-Sex Couples Challenging Nevada’s Marriage Ban
In the lawsuit, Lambda Legal, joined by pro bono co-counsel from O'Melveny & Myers LLP and Snell & Wilmer LLP, argues that Nevada's law barring same-sex couples from marriage violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. ...
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Foster Kids Adopted by Same-Sex Parents Fair the Same as with Straight Parents

Foster Kids Adopted by Same-Sex Parents Fair the Same as with Straight Parents
The researchers noted that the children adopted by gay and lesbian parents had more risk factors than those adopted by heterosexual parents. Risk factors included prematurity, prenatal substance exposure, abuse, neglect, or more than one previous placement. ...
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Lesbian Mothers in Iowa Fight to Retain Identity on Fetal Death Certificate

Lesbian Mothers in Iowa Fight to Retain Identity on Fetal Death Certificate
Under Iowa law, vital records including death certificates reflect legal parentage, and not biology, and both spouses are parents to any child born during a marriage regardless of whether they share a biological relationship to their child. ...
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Seattle Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Mollie Olgin and Mary Kristene Chapa Draws Crowd of 300

Seattle Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Mollie Olgin and Mary Kristene Chapa Draws Crowd of 300
Olgin, 19, and Chapa, 18, were brutally shot in a park last Friday evening. They were found the next morning by a couple hiking the grassy area – with gunshot wounds to the head. ...
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Supportive Families, Healthy Children: Helping Latter-day Saint Families with LGBT Children

Supportive Families, Healthy Children: Helping Latter-day Saint Families with LGBT Children
FAP's groundbreaking research shows that family accepting and rejecting behaviors are linked with both serious health andmental health problems and well-being in young adulthood. ...
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