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  • Supreme Court Orders States to List Same-Sex Parents on Birth Certificates; Gorsuch Dissents

    06/26/2017 1:42:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/26/2017 | Michael Gryboski
    The United States Supreme Court has reversed a lower court that upheld an Arkansas law that treated same-sex and opposite-sex married couples differently regarding the issuing of birth certificates. (Photo: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts (R) walks with associate Justice Neil Gorsuch during his investiture ceremony at the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017.Known as Pavan v. Smith, the case was centered on a state law that automatically listed an opposite sex spouse on a birth certificate even if they were not the biological parent. This was not done for same-sex couples.In an unsigned...
  • Why are so many lesbians getting pregnant?

    04/28/2017 2:31:07 PM PDT · by fwdude · 76 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | Apr 28, 2017 | Glenn T. Stanton
    Subheader: The stereotype of an exclusively female orientation has been exploded It makes for an illogical syllogism. Premise A: Lesbians are sexually attracted to women only. Premise B: Women cannot impregnate women. Conclusion: Lesbians have higher pregnancy rates than non-lesbian women. It’s contrary to all reason, but it's true. Lesbians have significantly higher pregnancy rates than their heterosexual peers. It’s also true for teen gay males. They are substantially more likely to impregnate their sexual partners than are heterosexual males.
  • Hawaii LGBT couples seek equal access to fertility treatment

    04/09/2017 9:20:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 9, 2017 10:08 AM EDT | Cathy Bussewitz
    Sean Smith and his husband paid more than $20,000 for a fertility procedure when they decided to have a child using a surrogate mother. They did not know at the time that if they were a heterosexual couple, they might have saved that money. Now, Smith and other members of Hawaii’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are lobbying for equal access to the financial help married, heterosexual couples enjoy under state law. They are pushing legislation that would require insurance companies to cover in vitro fertilization for more couples, including making Hawaii the first state to require the coverage...
  • San Francisco bars travel to South Dakota for city employees

    03/20/2017 6:20:35 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 55 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 20, 2017
    South Dakota has landed on San Francisco's list of places where city workers aren't allowed to go on official business because the state passed a law allowing religious-affiliated adoption agencies to not place children with unmarried or same-sex couples.South Dakota has landed on San Francisco's list of places where city workers aren't allowed to go on official business because the state passed a law allowing religious-affiliated adoption agencies to not place children with unmarried or same-sex couples.
  • In 'Unique' Case, Judge Grants Legal Custody of 1 Child to 3 Adults

    03/10/2017 5:10:23 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | 03.09.17 | Joel Stashenko
    Calling it the logical extension of the legalization of same-sex marriage and the...expansion of unmarried partners' custody rights in New York, a judge has granted "tri-custody" of a boy to a man and two women who have all helped raise the youngster. Justice H. Patrick Leis III said in his March 8 determination that both biological parents of a child identified as "J.M." have shown their love and concern for the now-10-year-old—but so has the woman named "Dawn M." who brought the action seeking the unique "tri-custody" arrangement. The biological mother of the child, "Audria," supported Dawn M.'s petition for...
  • Exclusive: World’s first baby born with new “3 parent” technique

    09/28/2016 7:26:00 AM PDT · by plain talk · 42 replies
    New Science ^ | Sep 27, 2016 | Jessica Hamzelou
    It’s a boy! A five-month-old boy is the first baby to be born using a new technique that incorporates DNA from three people, New Scientist can reveal. “This is great news and a huge deal,” says Dusko Ilic at King’s College London, who wasn’t involved in the work. “It’s revolutionary.” The controversial technique, which allows parents with rare genetic mutations to have healthy babies, has only been legally approved in the UK. But the birth of the child, whose Jordanian parents were treated by a US-based team in Mexico, should fast-forward progress around the world, say embryologists.
  • Court: Gays can seek parental rights for nonbiological kids [NY]

    08/30/2016 8:51:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 30, 2016 11:09 AM EDT
    New York’s highest court has expanded the definition of parenthood by ruling that former same-sex couples have the right to seek visitation and custody of children even when they aren’t the biological or adoptive parent. The Court of Appeals decision Tuesday resolves two cases of former same-sex couples in which the biological mothers kept the children and their ex-partners sought legal standing to see them. …
  • Massachusetts court to hear gay parental rights case

    04/03/2016 4:11:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2016 12:38 PM EDT | Denise Lavoie
    The same state court that paved the way for same-sex marriage in the United States is now being asked to decide a complicated case about the parental rights of a once-partnered but unmarried gay couple. The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, the state that more than a decade ago became the first to allow same-sex marriage, will hear arguments Tuesday. The case seeks to determine whether Karen Partanen, whose former partner, Julie Gallagher, gave birth to two children through artificial insemination, should have the same parental rights as Gallagher. Partanen helped raise the children, now 7 and 4. She and...
  • Judge blocks Mississippi ban on adoption by same-sex couples

    03/31/2016 7:37:55 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 43 replies
    AP.org ^ | Mar. 31, 2016 | JEFF AMY
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge Thursday overturned Mississippi's ban on allowing same-sex couples to adopt children. U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan, in a preliminary injunction issued Thursday, ruled for the couples who had sued, saying the ban is unconstitutional after recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions legalizing gay marriage and benefits for gay couples. He ordered John Davis, executive director of the Department of Human Services to stop enforcing it.
  • Long Island foster dad charged with molesting 7 boys in his care says he’s innocent

    03/23/2016 4:55:58 PM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 22, 2016 | Ryan Sit, Graham Rayman, Larry Mcshane
    Gonzalez-Mugaburu was jailed on $1 million bond last Friday after Suffolk County prosecutors accused him of sexually abusing seven of his foster kids — at least one as young as 8. . . According to authorities, the accused pervert hosted 140 foster kids in his homes over the past two decades. He had as many as eight boys simultaneously living with him at times. His house of horrors in Ridge, L.I., featured a well-worn waterbed and a VHS porn tape that contrasted with the two-car garage and ordinary brick exterior of the two-story suburban residence.
  • U.S. Supreme Court is asked to hear lesbian adoption case

    11/16/2015 4:47:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/16/15 | Robert Barnes
    An Alabama lesbian mother is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a ruling by the state’s highest court that it will not recognize her adoption of three children in neighboring Georgia.The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that Georgia courts violated their own state laws in granting the adoptions of the children she shared with her former partner and will not order custody or even visitation with the children. Lawyers for V.L., as the woman is identified in court papers, say the decision violates the Constitution’s Full Faith and Credit Clause, which requires that states respect court judgments, including adoption orders,...
  • After outcry, judge reverses order taking baby from lesbians

    11/14/2015 2:11:01 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 11/14/15 | MICHELLE L. PRICE and BRADY McCOMBS
    April Hoagland and Beckie Peirce, a Utah couple who married last year, went to a routine hearing Tuesday expecting to hear an update on how long it would be before they could adopt the baby girl they'd been raising as foster parents for three months. Instead, they were shocked and devastated when a judge in the central Utah city of Price ordered the child be removed from their home within a week and placed with a heterosexual couple, citing a belief that children are worse off when raised by gay couples. There were audible gasps in the courtroom, Hoagland said,...
  • Gay’ Couple Face Trial for Raping at Least 5 of their 9 Adopted Sons…[Isaiah 24]

    07/10/2015 5:47:03 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 29 replies
    Jews News ^ | 7/10/2015 | Admin
    A judge on Friday allowed two Glastonbury men, accused two years ago of sexually assaulting two of their nine adopted boys, to withdraw their no-contest pleas and take their cases to trial. The unusual action came during what was to be a sentencing hearing for George Harasz and Douglas Wirth, who entered pleas in January to one felony count each of risk of injury to a minor. They agreed to suspended prison sentences. The only issue for Friday’s hearing was to be whether each would be required to register as sex offenders...
  • A Letter to the Gay Community from a Loving Daughter (2nd mom doesn't replace dad I lost)

    07/02/2015 2:26:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 2, 2015 | SHEILA LIAUGMINAS
    Read this open letter to the Gay Community from a loving daughter.   She wonders why there isn’t more attention on the rest of this story, namely the children raised by two mothers or two fathers.   Same-sex marriage and parenting withholds either a mother or father from a child while telling him or her that it doesn’t matter. That it’s all the same. But it’s not. A lot of us, a lot of your kids, are hurting. My father’s absence created a huge hole in me, and I ached every day for a dad. I loved my mom’s...
  • Most support child over (homosexual) rights: poll

    07/01/2015 8:09:03 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 24 replies
    AU.News.Yahoo.com ^ | 6/25/2015 | None given
    Australians support the right of a child to have a mother and a father over the rights of homosexuals to get married, opinion poll shows
  • What Life is Like When Children of Gay Couples Don't Matter

    06/29/2015 9:53:52 AM PDT · by Sioux-san · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/29/2015 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    ....But according to Justice Kennedy, the Fourteenth Amendment does not protect children whom gay people demand as an entitlement. Children of gays are slaves. Justice Kennedy made no reference whatsoever to the COGs who had submitted detailed amicus briefs to him. The four dissenting justices made no reference to us, either. In the eyes of the court, we do not exist. Some COGs do exist: that is, children of gays who refrain from criticizing their loss of their heritage and who cheer for the gays who control them and keep them silent. At least the latter “good” children get to...
  • Woman lied about abortion and gave man's baby to gay friend

    05/17/2015 2:02:51 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/15/2015 | BBC
    A mother has been found guilty of duping her former partner into thinking she had an abortion in order to give his child to her gay friend. A jury at Perth Sheriff Court found the woman and her male friend guilty of an elaborate fraud. The court heard the pair hatched a "cynical and calculated" plot to cover up who the child's real father was. The woman, aged 29, and her 35-year-old male friend were warned they could face up to five years in prison. Sheriff William Wood described the offence as "very serious" and paid tribute to the child's...
  • Florida Set To Repeal 38-year-old Ban On Gay Adoption

    04/09/2015 7:01:38 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 83 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 8, 2015 | Gary Fineout
    Florida’s nearly 40-year-old ban on gay adoption - which hasn’t been enforced for the past five years - is about to be tossed out by the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature. But it’s not going without a fierce debate, including whether the state should adopt a separate law that would let private agencies use religious or moral grounds to turn away gay couples seeking to adopt children. Some Republicans say this “conscience” law is needed to ensure that faith-based organizations handling adoptions will keep offering their services, but other legislators have compared the measure to Indiana’s religious objections law and said it...
  • Florida Bill Would Let Adoption Agencies Refuse Gay Couples

    04/02/2015 9:30:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 4/2/15
    A bill, ready for a House vote, would allow private adoption agencies to use religious and/or moral reasons to deny gay couples wanting to adopt children. ... Republican Rep. Jason Brodeur said if gay couples want to adopt, they can go to the Department of Children and Families or a private agency that don’t have a problem with it.
  • Lesbian Couple Sues Sperm Bank after Baby is Born "Wrong" Color

    10/21/2014 10:17:23 AM PDT · by xzins · 70 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | October 13, 2014 | John Stonestreet
    This latest story from our brave new world may blow your mind, so I’ll read straight from the Chicago Tribune: “A white Ohio woman is suing a Downers Grove-based sperm bank, alleging that the company mistakenly gave her vials from an African-American donor, a fact that she said has made it difficult for her and her same-sex partner to raise their now 2-year-old daughter in an all-white community.” Now, I don’t doubt the lesbian couple’s love for the child. But I find it troubling which challenges the couple was willing and isn’t willing to tolerate. They’re suing because of the...