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Religious Exemptions Hurting Children

Religious Exemptions Hurting Children

By Christiana Lilly | Dec 16
The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2017, introduced in April by Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Penn., would allow agencies, such as adoption and foster childcare charities, to turn away people because they don't meet their religious standards.

MS Supreme Court to Decide If Divorced Lesbian Couple Can Both Be Biological Parents

MS Supreme Court to Decide If Divorced Lesbian Couple Can Both Be Biological Parents

By Ryan Lynch | Dec 16
The Mississippi Supreme Court will soon decide if a lesbian couple can both be labeled as the biological parent now that that they are divorced.

Ad Campaign Points Up Dangers of SCOTUS Discrimination Case

Ad Campaign Points Up Dangers of SCOTUS Discrimination Case

By Donyae Lewis | Dec 9
"[T]he impact of such a decision wouldn't be limited to LGBT people; it could be used to allow discrimination against people of color, women, minority faiths, people with disabilities, and others."

Australians Support Legalizing Marriage Equality in Survey

Australians Support Legalizing Marriage Equality in Survey

By Rod McGuirk | Nov 14
Australians have said they support gay marriage in a postal survey that ensures the Parliament considers a bill to legalize same-sex weddings this year.

Lesbians More Likely to Divorce Than Gay Men

Lesbians More Likely to Divorce Than Gay Men

By Colton Wooten | Oct 25
Same-sex divorces are skewed towards women, a new report reveals.

Same-Sex Couple Has the 'Nuclear Family'

Same-Sex Couple Has the 'Nuclear Family'

By Maria Dominguez | Oct 9
To see a living representation of LGBTQ progress, look no further than a cute, comfy home nestled in the trees of suburban south Charlotte, N.C. There live the Brock-Boone clan, whose lives have illustrated shifting time, attitudes and laws.

LGBTQ Divorce in Marriage Equality

By Maria Dominguez | Jul 23
Divorce between any couple is one of the most painful transitions confronted in a lifetime; but with LGBTQ couples, this process can be particularly challenging.

What to Expect When You Are An LGBTQ Couple Expecting to Adopt

By Penelope L. Hefner | Jul 22
You have decided to pursue adoption - congratulations! The road to adoption can be lengthy, but here's what you can expect from a general standpoint.

Something New: How Same-Sex Couples Are Rewriting the Script on Marriage

By Rick Karlin | Jun 7
In the short time since same-sex marriage became legal throughout the U.S., wedding trends among LGBT couples have changed dramatically.

S.C. Judge Rules Lesbian Couple Had Common Law Marriage for Decades

By Maria Dominguez | Apr 1
After the end of a relationship that lasted almost 40 years, Debra Parks, 62, sued to have her rights recognized by the court. According to Family Court Judge Thomas White, Parks had a common law marriage with her partner.

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