Colombia has taken a major step recognizing the rights of same-sex couples after the country’s constitutional court allowed a lesbian couple to adopt a child born to one of its members.
The hoops that LGBT parents and families jump through to protect and assert our rights are consistent reminders that we remain on unequal footing with our straight peers….
Only Parliament stands between the draft bill and thousands of LGBT couples facing a serious blow to their parental rights.
A new photo exhibition will launch this month to help fulfill the dreams of adoption for a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and a handful of other foster children.
A new ABC-Washington Post poll has revealed continued increases in support for marriage equality, legal adoption, and protections for LGBT people.
Newly signed legislation bars single people from marriage equality nations from adopting Russian children and reiterates the prohibition on adoptions by same-sex couples.
Welcome to Kids In The House, an online parenting resource with a channel specifically for LGBT parents and children. Here’s the "must-see" LGBTQ video playlist, addressing topics like kids coming out, talking to a child about having two moms or two dads, and supporting a transgender child. Pretty cool resource. (via The Advocate)
Religious groups gathered Wednesday in front of Puerto Rico’s seaside capitol to protest proposed laws that would allow same-sex couples to adopt children and would establish a public school curriculum examining gender issues including sexual discrimination.
Faced with strong religious opposition, Puerto Rico is to consider proposed laws which would allow gay couples to adopt, and which would establish a public school curriculum examining gender issues, including sexual discrimination.
In North Carolina, six pairs of loving lesbian and gay parents are fighting for what every parent wants: safety and security for their children. Meet two of those families.
The lower house of Russia’s Parliament voted Tuesday 443-0 to bar gay couples from other countries from adopting Russian children. The bill, which will head to the upper house of Parliament, would apply the ban toward couples in countries that do not have marriage equality. The proposed law would also heavily regulate adoptions by foreign gay couples where marriage is legal, according to AFP. Additionally, single people from about a dozen countries could be barred from adopting Russian children.
Earlier this month the lower house, or Duma, voted 436-0 to ban LGBT events or public discussion of LGBT issues that might be accessible to minors. "A child should have a mother and a father, a child in a family has an idea of what the world is about," Duma deputy speaker Sergei Zheleznyak said. "If a child ends up with a homosexual couple, it could of course cause severe damage and the child ends up with a distorted perception of reality."
The bill came as a reaction to the French government establishing marriage equality for same-sex couples. Russian president Vladimir Putin has already said he would sign the bill into law.
LINCOLN, Neb. — A Nebraska legislative committee on Friday advanced a bill that would allow gay and lesbian couples to serve as foster parents if they are related to the child or have a well-established relationship.