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LGBT Parenting Rights And The Courts

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 08.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Carlos A. Ball

What is ultimately at stake in LGBT parenting cases is not the rights of adults but the well-being of children. It should be obvious that legally denying an entire category of children the opportunity to have two legal parents undermines rather than promotes their best interests.

Bryan Fischer: Gay Couples Adopting Is 'A Form Of Child Abuse'

Posted 06.14.2012 | Gay Voices

The prominent anti-gay pundit Bryan Fischer is at it again this week. As Right Wing Watch is reporting, the American Family Association evangelist...

Same-Sex Parents On The Offensive In North Carolina

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., June 13 (Reuters) - A civil liberties group filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday challenging N...

An American's Fight For Gay Adoption Rights In Colombia

EL TIEMPO/Worldcrunch | Posted 05.27.2012 | Gay Voices

BOGOTA - For the first time in the country’s history, a top Colombian court has awarded adoption rights to a homosexual man. The court made the land...

More Than I Can Chew

Dan Bucatinsky | Posted 07.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Dan Bucatinsky

Why did I have to buy the umbrella and grocery shop and take Eliza all at the same time? Why did I agree to host a stupid barbecue? Why did I agree to do all the prep and planning? Why did I agree to have kids? I've definitely bitten off more than I can chew.

Romney Walks Back On Gay Adoption Stance

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney walked back on his earlier comment that it's "fine" for gay couples to adopt, saying he will "simply acknowledge" that gay adoption is leg...

Poll Position: What Is The Most Pressing Issue Facing The LGBT Community? Vote Now!

Posted 05.11.2012 | Gay Voices

It's Friday and that means time for another Poll Position question and your chance to sound off on a topic facing the LGBT community. It was a big ...

Mitt Romney: Gay Couples Should Be Able To Adopt, But Not Marry

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney said Thursday that same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children, but they should not be married because children should be raised ...

Tribeca 2012 Diary: Any Day Now Director Travis Fine

Dan Persons | Posted 06.27.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Director Travis Fine (The Space Between) is making his return to Tribeca with this moving drama. We sat down in the bunker-like entryway to the press lounge to talk about the film.

Slovenia Rejects Gay Adoption Law

AP | By ALI ZERDIN | Posted 03.27.2012 | Gay Voices

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- Slovenians rejected in a national referendum on Sunday a new family law that included a highly contested clause that would allo...

Momentum for Children's Welfare, Equality

Rep. Pete Stark | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Rep. Pete Stark

We should be opening up more homes to kids, not denying qualified parents who are willing to provide a safe and stable home to children solely because of their sexual orientation or marital status. The only criteria in adoption and foster care placements should be what is in the child's best interest.

Crisis Of Conscience

Dan Bucatinsky | Posted 05.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Dan Bucatinsky

There's new legislation in Virginia allowing private yet state-subsidized adoption agencies to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation if, you know, they feel it violates their religious or moral convictions. So much for the wall of separation between Church and State.

Scum of the Girth: If Snooki Can Keep Her Baby, Gay Adoptions Should Be Allowed, Too

The Daily Reveille | Posted 05.20.2012 | College
The Daily Reveille

It rubs the lotion on its skin, and then it turns orange again. I'm talking, of course, about America's most beloved piece of Italian trash, Nicole ...

Making Babies The Gay Way

B.J. Epstein | Posted 05.08.2012 | Gay Voices
B.J. Epstein

Perhaps if there were more children's books that dared to show LGBTQ people adopting, working with surrogates, going to sperm banks, or meeting co-parents, there would be more understanding about what it means to make and raise babies in non-traditional ways.

For Same-Sex Couples, A Tale Of Two Paths To Parenting

Gary J. Gates | Posted 04.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Gary J. Gates

Modern Family highlights a common contemporary media image of gay parenting: wealthy, urban, white gay men raising an adopted child. However, U.S. Census Bureau data suggest that same-sex couples raising children are substantially more diverse.

Anti-Gay Adoption Bill Close To Passing In Second State

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia state Senate passed legislation Thursday allowing private adoption agencies to deny placements that conflict with t...

Virginia Lawmakers Should Do What's Best For Kids

Gary J. Gates | Posted 04.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Gary J. Gates

Virginia's proposed law goes well beyond protection of religious freedom by affirming the right to discriminate in adoption and foster placement by any agency (religiously based or otherwise) based on any moral objection to certain types of parents.

Controversial Anti-Gay Adoption Measure Advances

AP | By LARRY O'DELL | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia legislators have passed a bill allowing private adoption agencies to deny placements that conflict with their religious or m...

Mr. Gay World USA Contestant And His Partner Share A Heartfelt Letter To Their Adopted Toddler

Patrick Wallace | Posted 04.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Patrick Wallace

In late 2011, Burnz and Steve wrote a beautiful letter to their daughter Olivia on aNoteToMyKid.com, expressing their unconditional love for their number-one gal.

Things Ken Cuccinelli Dislikes: Rats, Roman Goddess Breasts

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Ken Cuccinelli dislikes many things. Recently, Virginia's Republican attorney general has spent a lot of time making known his intense d...

School Faces Legal Action For Removing OpEd Mentioning Gays Be 'Put To Death'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.16.2012 | Education

Earlier this month, Wisconsin high school sophomore Brandon Wegner, 15, published an editorial article in his Shawano Community High School student pa...

The Battle For Gay Adoption Heating Up In Virginia

Pink News | Joseph McCormick | Posted 01.21.2012 | Gay Voices

At the General Assembly in Richmond, Virginia, a battle is heating up over whether adoption agencies should be allowed to discriminate against prospec...

Talking Family With A Famous Gay Dad

Amelia | Posted 03.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Amelia

After talking with Sean awhile, the differences of gender, location, and financial status just weren't that big a deal. We are families founded in love and built with work and determination. And we both know all those people shrieking "think of the children!" are full of it.

Adopted by Two Gay Dads After a Tumultuous Upbringing, 15-Year-Old Zac Shares a Letter of Love

Patrick Wallace | Posted 03.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Patrick Wallace

Zac's note tells the story of his tumultuous upbringing, the anger and destructive behavior that resulted from the negative experiences he endured as a child, and, ultimately, the appreciation and love he has for his two dads.

Look Who's Playing Rachel's Dads On 'Glee'!

TVLine | Posted 03.18.2012 | TV

As far as parental cliffhangers go, it's second only to the identity of the Mother on a certain CBS sitcom: "Glee" has finally cast Rachel's gay dads,...