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North Carolina to Issue Accurate Birth Certificates for Children of Same-Sex Spouses

Chelsea and Jessamy with their son.
National
The state of Wisconsin must now issue accurate birth certificates listing both parents for the children of married same-sex couples. ...
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Highlights Magazine Under Fire for Not Representing Same-Sex Families

Highlights Hello Magazine
National
Highlights Magazine gave one queer mom a less than satisfactory answer about why they haven’t included LGBTQ families on their pages - and LGBTQ families are responding. ...
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Arizona Court Holds Decision Protecting Children Born to Married Same-Sex Couples

National
Suzan McLaughlin and her former wife, Kimberly, were married in 2008. Suzan and Kimberly jointly decided to have a child together using an anonymous sperm donor. ...
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Family Equality Council Taps Distinguished Shelbi Day as Senior Policy Counsel

Family Equality Council/Shelbi Day
National
Shelbi Day will be responsible for Family Equality Council’s advocacy with federal agencies and will manage a federal and state legislative portfolio. ...
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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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LGBT Foster Teens Find a New Home in Arizona’s Groundbreaking Pilot Program

National
In Laveen, Ariz., Jennifer Redmond runs a group where only LGBT foster teens live. It’s been open for nine months. ...
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Florida Now Issuing Corrected Birth Certificates Listing Married Same-Sex Spouses

Health
Married same-sex couples in Florida can now receive birth certificates that list both parents. ...
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Women in Lesbian Relationships Feel More Parental Stress Than Straight Couples, Study

Health
A study from the University of California has found women in lesbian relationships feel more parental stress than straight couples. ...
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New Federal Report Shows Increasing Support of Same-Sex Adoptions

Health
A new report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows increasing national support for adoptions by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents. ...
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Australian Same-Sex Parenting Documentary ‘Gayby Baby’ to Screen in U.S.

Ebony/Gayby Baby
Entertainment
Gayby Baby, an Australian documentary following four children of gay parents, will screen in more than 50 U.S. cities starting April 1. ...
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