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  • Pope shocked by same-sex adoptions legislation

    12/30/2013 2:44:42 PM PST · by NYer · 28 replies
    Times of Malta ^ | December 29, 2013
    File photo of another meeting between Pope Francis and Bishop Scicluna. The Pope is “shocked” by Malta’s Civil Unions Bill, which will allow gay couples to adopt children, Auxiliary Bishop Charles Scicluna has told The Sunday Times of Malta.Defending his decision to use his Christmas homily to reiterate that a family had to be built around a man and a woman, Mgr Scicluna said he had aired these concerns with Pope Francis when he met him on December 12.“We discussed many aspects...and when I raised the issue that’s worrying me as a bishop [the right for gay couples to...
  • New Study On Homosexual Parents Tops All Previous Research (Must Have for Files)

    12/26/2013 5:35:23 AM PST · by xzins · 98 replies
    New Study On Homosexual Parents Tops All Previous Research By Peter Sprigg Senior Fellow for Policy Studies In a historic study of children raised by homosexual parents, sociologist Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas at Austin has overturned the conventional academic wisdom that such children suffer no disadvantages when compared to children raised by their married mother and father. Just published in the journal Social Science Research,[1] the most careful, rigorous, and methodologically sound study ever conducted on this issue found numerous and significant differences between these groups--with the outcomes for children of homosexuals rated "suboptimal" (Regnerus' word)...
  • Father, 32, and his domestic partner 'kept son, 9, captive for 8 months.......

    12/17/2013 6:46:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    mail online ^ | Ryan Gorman
    FULL TITLE: Father, 32, and his domestic partner 'kept son, 9, captive for 8 months and sexually tortured and abused him and used him for child porn' Two Alabama men have been charged with imprisoning and filming their sexual abuse of a minor for use in child pornography made with the son of one of the accused. Domestic partners Charles Dunnavant and Carl Herold face a litany of charges ranging from sexual torture and sodomy to exposing a person to an STD and child pornography production. Authorities are seeking a $1million cash bond for each of the accused, the boy...
  • Superdads! Couple adopts 14 kids from foster care (Gay Couple)

    09/23/2013 6:01:37 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 46 replies
    Today NBC ^ | September 23, 2013 | Jasmin Aline Persch
    Steven and Roger Ham couldnt have predicted theyd one day foot a $1,500 monthly grocery bill, drive a 15-passenger van, and do four loads of laundry a day but thats what life now looks like for the couple, as they raise more than one dozen kids from the foster care system. It was never our intent to adopt 14 children, Steven Ham told TODAY.com, of the parenting journey that started a decade ago. When the Hams first set out to adopt, they excitedly formed a mental picture of their future child: the one baby they'd bring into their home....
  • Real-life Parent Trap: Reality star splitting twins between dads

    09/21/2013 7:00:22 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 23 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/19/13 | Theresa Walsh Giarrusso
    My Fair Wedding reality-show host David Tutera announced last week that he and estranged partner Ryan Jurica would split their infant twins when in their custody agreement. The explanation is that each man is the biological father of only one of the twins. (They are heteropaternal superfecundation, or twins who share a mom but have different dads.) Jurica lives in Connecticut and Tutera lives in California. Jurica has said this is not the arrangement he hoped for, and he wants the twins to be in each others lives. Many experts, and people on social media, agree that this is a...
  • The Story Behind Russians Gay Adoption Ban

    08/26/2013 6:31:28 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 26, 2013 | by Anne Hendershott
    . Mark Newton (right) and Peter Truong with their adopted son in Cairns, Australia. (photo source: Brisbanetimes.com.au) During the same month that U. S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was issuing his opinion that the Defense of Marriage Act humiliated tens of thousands of children now being raised by same-sex couples, Russias House of Parliament voted unanimously to ban the adoption of Russian children by same-sex couples from abroad. The House also voted to forbid single people who are citizens or permanent residents of countries that allow same sex marriage to become adoptive parents or legal guardians of Russian children....
  • French Nurse Rents out Breasts to Gay Parents

    08/06/2013 10:23:36 AM PDT · by shove_it · 29 replies
    ibTimes via Drudge ^ | 6 Aug 2013 | VASUDEVAN SRIDHARAN:
    A French nurse has placed an advertisement to rent out her breasts for parents who cannot breast-feed their babies. The woman is offering her services for 100 (86) a day. The "young mother who is in good health" has put out the advertisement targeting gay couples. The 29-year-old has caused a stir in France following the proposal as the European nation is divided over the gay marriage bill, which was passed earlier this year amid protests. The advertisement has been posted under the username "cecelia232" on the e-loue.com website. The post titled "Breast rental - breast-feeding - Boulogne", offers services...
  • Justice Kennedy's 40,000 Children

    05/06/2013 11:21:25 AM PDT · by fwdude · 9 replies
    Public Discourse (The Witherspoon Institute) ^ | May 2, 2013 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    During oral arguments on Prop 8, Justice Kennedy alluded to the views of children of same-sex couples as if their desires and concerns are identical to and uncritical of their parents decisions. But the reality is far more complicated. During the oral arguments about Proposition 8, Justice Anthony Kennedy referred to children being raised by same-sex couples. Since I was one of those childrenfrom ages 2-19, I was raised by a lesbian mother with the help of her partnerI was curious to see what he would say. (snip) I have heard of the supposed consensus on the soundness of same-sex...
  • Daily Beast: Paul Ryan Now Pro Same-Sex Adoption

    04/30/2013 3:07:32 PM PDT · by LonelyCon · 128 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 30, 2013
    Never mind! Paul Ryan has changed his view on adoption by same-sex partners, he told a town-hall audience in Wisconsin on Monday. In 1999, Ryan voted against gay couples, but now says he has reversed course on the issue. Id vote differently these days, he said. I do believe that if there are children who are orphans who do not have a loving person or couple, I think if a person wants to love and raise a child, they ought to be able to do that. On same-sex marriage, he says hes still opposed.
  • Lady Gaga named godmother of Elton John and David Furnish's second child

    04/26/2013 2:00:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | april 26, 2013 | Rachel Maresca
    Gaga the godmother. Lady Gaga did such a good job the first time around that Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish have asked the Queen of Pop to be the godmother to their second child Elijah, 3 months. Gaga currently fills role for their 2-year-old son, Zachery. "She's a great role model, she's young, [and] she's been a great godmother to Zachary," John said of the "Poker Face" singer to Extra. "We're all bonkers in this business, but we're human beings at the same time." "There's a real simple person under there who loves her parents," the 65-year-old "Your...
  • Gay Connecticut couple accused of raping adopted children will face trial

    04/07/2013 9:38:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 83 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 7, 2013 | Erik Ortez
    The case of a same-sex Connecticut couple accused of repeatedly raping and abusing two of their nine adopted boys is headed for trial. Married couple George Harasz and Douglas Wirth of Glastonbury were supposed to be sentenced Friday in Hartford Superior Court under a plea deal, but instead withdrew from their agreement with prosecutors. The men had already pleaded no contest in January to one felony count each of risk of injury to a minor a reduction from even more serious charges related to sexual assault. But in a surprise turn, the couples attorneys pulled them out of...
  • No more gay adoptions of Russian children: Putin

    04/03/2013 5:49:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 2, 2013 | HILARY WHITE
    Vladimir Putin MOSCOW, April 2, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Homosexual couples from abroad will not be allowed to adopt Russian children under new rules backed by President Vladimir Putin. The move follows the implementation of a new law on January 1st preventing adoption of Russian children by American couples. Putin has asked for amendments to be drafted to the current adoption laws by the Ministry of Education and Science and Supreme Court, Izvestia newspaper reports. The draft legislation is expected by July 1st. The move is supported by children’s rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov who recently said he would do all he...
  • NBC "Today" show's Jenna Wolfe expecting baby with gay partner (an NBC female reporter)

    03/27/2013 1:59:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | March 27, 2013 | Eric Kelsey
    NBC "Today" news anchor Jenna Wolfe announced on the morning show on Wednesday that she is having a baby girl with partner and NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk, acknowledging her gay partnership publicly for the first time. "This is big for me, I'm actually pregnant," Wolfe, who is the anchor for "Weekend Today," said. "I'm quite pregnant, actually." Wolfe said the baby is due on August 27 and that she will keep a diary-style blog about her pregnancy. "It's ... about documenting my fears, funnies and follies that come with doing this for the first time," Wolfe wrote in her...
  • Study: Gay Parents More Likely to Have Gay Kids

    03/27/2013 5:30:13 AM PDT · by 1010RD · 60 replies
    AOLNews ^ | Oct 17, 2010 | Paul Kix
    Walter Schumm knows what he's about to do is unpopular: publish a study arguing that gay parents are more likely to raise gay children than straight parents. But the Kansas State University family studies professor has a detailed analysis that past almost aggressively ideological researchers never had. When one such researcher, Paul Cameron, published a paper in 2006 arguing that children of gay parents were more likely to be gay themselves, the response from the academic press was virulent, to say nothing of the popular press; the Southern Poverty Law Center, for instance, equated Cameron to a Nazi. Not all...
  • New Pope Francis called homosexual marriage a machination of the Father of Lies

    03/13/2013 1:20:51 PM PDT · by massmike · 48 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 03/13/2013 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, is known to LifeSiteNews readers as a valiant defender of life and family. In terms of homosexual marriage, Cardinal Bergoglio fought valiantly to have the law in Argentina continue to protect the traditional family. In July 2009, he called on the priests of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires to bring the faithful to an upcoming protest against homosexual "marriage." "Let's not be naive, we're not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God," wrote Cardinal Bergoglio in a letter sent to the monasteries of Buenos Aires....
  • Vermont Court to Sentence Pastor for Helping Virginia Ex-Lesbian, Child Flee Country

    03/04/2013 8:51:42 AM PST · by HokieMom · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | March 4, 2013 | Anugrah Kumar
    A federal court is scheduled on Monday to sentence a Mennonite pastor who was convicted of helping a Lesbian-turned-Christian woman to flee the country with her daughter after her former partner was awarded custody of the girl. Kenneth L. Miller of Stuarts Draft, Va., will appear before Burlington, Vt., Judge William Sessions on Monday afternoon, and faces up to three years in prison, according to The Associated Press. Prosecutors want Miller to be sentenced to two-and-a-half or three years in prison the maximum sentence for his conviction in abetting international parental kidnapping. "Because of his brazen intervention, a child...
  • Florida judge OKs 3-parent family: two lesbians and a homosexual man

    02/08/2013 2:23:21 PM PST · by NYer · 100 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 7, 2013 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    MIAMI, February 8, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) - In what could become a landmark decision, a Florida judge has ruled that a 23-month-old girl can have three people listed on her birth certificate as her parents. Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Antonio Marin approved a settlement between a lesbian couple, Maria Italiano and Cher Filippazzo, who were legally "married" in Connecticut, and Massimiliano Gerina, a homosexual who donated sperm for Italiano to become pregnant. Under Florida law, a sperm donor for artificial insemination has no paternity rights. However, Gerina claimed that in the verbal agreement he entered into with the lesbian couple...
  • Rosie ODonnell shares Instagram photo of smiling new daughter Dakota

    02/06/2013 11:13:04 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 31 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2.5.2013 | Zayda Rivera
    The former talk show host, 50, posted an Instagram photo Monday of her adorable new daughter Dakota, with the caption: And now the smiling begins. Baby Dakota was born on Jan. 9 via surrogate to comedian Rosie O'Donnell and her wife, Michelle Rounds. ODonnell, who has four other children from her previous marriage with Kelli Carpenter, welcomed Dakota into her family with wife Michelle Rounds, 41, via surrogate on Jan. 9. We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our daughter, the couple tweeted at the time. ODonnell and Rounds got engaged in 2011 after only three months of dating....
  • Same-Sex Couples Cannot Adopt Russian Children

    02/06/2013 7:51:58 AM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Interfax ^ | 2/5/13
    Moscow, February 5, Interfax - Same-sex couples are prohibited to adopt Russian orphans, Presidential Children's Rights Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said in an interview published by Rossiyskaya Gazeta on Tuesday. "Our fundamental laws - the Constitution and the Family Code - have already declared that position. They define a marriage as a union of a man and a woman. Nothing else. Period," Astakhov said. There have been public protests in countries pondering same-sex marriage laws, such as France, the ombudsman said. Many people think they need a law banning homosexuality propaganda, just like Russia has endorsed, he said. "They say that...
  • Television review: 'The New Normal' is a sunny take on family (NO IT'S NOT)

    09/10/2012 7:42:30 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 20 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 10, 2012 | Robert Lloyd
    <p>The show about a gay couple who want a baby and the surrogate they hire is generally sweeter than co-creator Ryan Murphy's other shows.</p> <p>"The New Normal," which premieres Tuesday on NBC, concerns Bryan and David (Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha), a gay couple who want a baby; Goldie (Georgia King), the young woman they hire as a surrogate mother; Goldie's quirky-precocious 8-year-old daughter, Shania (the invaluable Bebe Wood); and her problematic grandmother, Jane (Ellen Barkin).</p>
  • California bill would allow a child to have more than two parents

    ACRAMENTO (MCT) Beaver had June and Ward. Ricky had Ozzie and Harriet. Mom and Dad, same-sex couples or blended families, California law is clear: No more than two legal parents per child.
  • Canadian Sperm Donor Father Denied Access to Son Being Raised by Lesbians

    08/20/2012 1:35:23 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 29 replies
    Canada, which has redefined marriage and therefore parenthood, is facing growing cases like this one: A judge in this small northern Ontario town has ruled that allowing a biological father access to his 22-month-old son, who is being raised by his biological mother and her lesbian partner, is not in the best interests of the child because of the risk of there being an adverse affect to the child. Citing arguments that introducing the child to his father would cause the boy confusion and insecurity, Justice Norman Karam of the Ontario Superior Court in Cochrane said, Despite the childs young...
  • Lesbian Loses Baby After Santorum-Linked Hospital Tells Couple Domestic Partnership Invalid

    08/20/2012 11:54:19 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 43 replies
    The New Civil Rights Movement in America ^ | Aug 20 2012 | David Badash
    Brittney Leon and Terri-Ann Simonelli, a pregnant same-sex couple, went to a Las Vegas hospital where they were told their legal domestic partnership was invalid, as far as the hospital was concerned. Hours later, after being emotionally upset over their treatment, Brittney Leon, the pregnant mother, lost their baby. Nevada has banned same-sex marriage, but a 2009 Nevada law makes domestic partnerships equivalent to marriage, yet Spring Valley Hospitals official policy is that same-sex couples must secure a power of attorney in order to be able to make medical decisions for each other, or even to be notified of the...
  • Vermont jury finds Mennonite minister guilty of aiding kidnapping [homosexual custody battle]

    08/14/2012 8:19:18 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08/14/2012 | Jason McLure
    BURLINGTON, Vermont (Reuters) - A Mennonite minister was found guilty on Tuesday of aiding a kidnapping by helping a woman flee to Nicaragua with her daughter to evade court orders giving visitation rights to her former lesbian partner. The case drew widespread attention as gay rights groups and evangelical Christian groups took opposing sides in the legal battle between the two women over Isabella Miller-Jenkins, now 10. Federal prosecutors say Kenneth Miller of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, helped orchestrate Lisa Miller's flight to Canada and Nicaragua in 2009 with her daughter out of Christian solidarity with her decision to reject homosexuality...
  • Male Couples Face Pressure To Fill Cradles

    08/09/2012 6:58:41 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 84 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 9, 2012 | RACHEL L. SWARNS
    WASHINGTON When the jubilant couple were wed in June, they exchanged personalized vows and titanium rings, cheered the heartfelt toasts and danced themselves breathless. Then, as the evening was winding down, unexpected questions started popping up. One after another, their guests began asking: Are you going to have kids? When are you going to have kids? Tom Lotito and Matt Hay, both 26, could not help but feel moved. They never imagined as teenagers that they would ever get married, much less that friends and family members would pester them about having children. Its another way that I feel...
  • Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Childrens View

    08/07/2012 1:28:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 50 replies
    The Witherspoon Institute ^ | August 6,2011 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Quite simply, growing up with gay parents was very difficult, and not because of prejudice from neighbors. People in our community didnt really know what was going on in the house. To most outside observers, I was a well-raised, high-achieving child, finishing high school with straight As. Inside, however, I was confused. When your home life is so drastically different from everyone around you, in a fundamental way striking at basic physical relations, you grow up weird. I have no mental health disorders or biological conditions. I just grew up in a house so unusual that I was destined to...
  • Child With Gay Parents Cant Enroll At School (ABQ Christian School)

    07/28/2012 8:35:55 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 69 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 28, 2012 | Hailey Heinz
    A local Christian school that has refused to enroll a student in its pre-K program because his parents are gay is violating the New Mexico Human Rights Act, the familys attorney contends. Attorney Shane Youtz, who represents the family, said the couple received a letter from Hope Christian school saying their three-year-old son would not be able to enroll because of his parents sexual orientation. An official from Hope Christian which received $61,455 in public, federal funding for the current budget year declined to comment. Youtz said the family hopes the school will change its mind, and that...
  • Elton John says its heartbreaking that son will grow up without a mom

    07/20/2012 4:38:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 67 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 19, 2012 | KATIE CRAINE
    July 19, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) Elton John said in an interview this week that it will be heartbreaking for his son to grow up without a mom. Elton and his homosexual partner David Furnish got married in 2005, and, after trying unsuccessfully to adopt a child in Ukraine, arranged for a boy child, Zachary, to be born to a surrogate mother in 2010. John admitted to Matt Lauer on NBC Today, Its going to be heartbreaking for him to grow up and realise he hasnt got a mummy. John said he is also worried about when Zachary goes to...
  • Sperm Donor Lawsuit Filed by Lesbian

    07/12/2012 7:20:10 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 89 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/12/12 | Andrew Lu
    A California woman is suing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for "unconstitutional" sperm donor policies. The woman is in a same-sex relationship and wants to conceive a child with her female partner. The woman has a male friend who she wants to use as a sperm donor.
  • CA bill would let children have more than two parents

    07/02/2012 11:48:40 AM PDT · by fifedom · 31 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | Jul. 02, 2012 | Jim Sanders
    State Sen. Mark Leno is pushing legislation to allow a child to have multiple parents. "The bill brings California into the 21st century, recognizing that there are more than Ozzie and Harriet families today," the San Francisco Democrat said. Surrogate births, same-sex parenthood and assisted reproduction are changing society by creating new possibilities for nontraditional households and relationships.
  • New Data on Same-sex Parenting Challenges Gay Orthodoxy (The kids are NOT all right)

    06/12/2012 6:26:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/12/2012 | J. Robert Smith
    The Washington Times reported on Sunday that two new studies indicate that children raised by gay parents might not benefit from the experience like kids raised by married mother-father parents. "The empirical claim that no notable differences exist must go," University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus said in his study in Social Science Research. Regnerus's study involved 3,000 randomly selected young adults in the U.S. These young adults' lives were measured for "social, emotional, and relationship outcomes." The other new study challenges the widely accepted contention by the American Psychological Association that "[n]ot a single study has found children...
  • Is Gay Parenting Bad for the Kids? (Study: Children of gay couples are disadvantaged)

    06/11/2012 8:25:46 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | June 10, 2012 6:00 P.M. | By Charles C. W. Cooke
    In his new Social Science Journal study...Mark Regnerus set out to answer the question of whether children who have parents in a same-sex relationship experience disadvantages when compared with children raised by their biological, married parents. The answer, contra the zeitgeist, appears to be a resounding yes. Children with a parent in a same-sex relationship underperform in almost every category. Some of these differences may be relatively benign whether one voted in the last presidential election, for example but most are decidedly not. One deficit is particularly worrying: Less than 2 percent of children from intact, biological families...
  • Study: Children Fare Better In Traditional Mom-Dad Families

    06/10/2012 4:06:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2012 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Study: Children Fare Better In Traditional Mom-Dad Families By Cheryl Wetzstein- June 10, 2012 Two studies released Sunday may act like brakes on popular social-science assertions that gay parents are the same as or maybe better than married, mother-father parents. The empirical claim that no notable differences exist must go, Mark Regnerus, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Austin, said in his study in Social Science Research. Using a new, gold standard data set of nearly 3,000 randomly selected American young adults, Mr. Regnerus looked at their lives on 40 measures of social, emotional and...
  • J.C. Penney two-dad ad features local family and DBJ honoree (Father's Day has gone gay...)

    05/31/2012 5:44:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Dallas Business Journal ^ | 5/31/12 | Steven R. Thompson
    In its June book, J.C. Penney Co Inc. ran an ad featuring another same-sex couple, but this time it features two dads in honor of Fathers Day.
  • ROMNEY FLIP-FLOPS ON GAY ADOPTION

    05/13/2012 6:11:10 PM PDT · by xzins · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12 | Fox
    A day after Mitt Romney said he was fine with gay adoption, he took it back. Suddenly, its not fine. He said on Thursday: And if two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, or even to adopt a child in my state, individuals of the same sex were able to adopt children. In my view, thats something that people have a right to do. But to call that marriage is something that, in my view, is a departure from the real meaning of that word. On Friday,he was asked, in...
  • Romney backs away from gay adoptions [Friday night, after endorsing Thursday]

    05/12/2012 8:12:05 AM PDT · by kevcol · 167 replies
    CBS news ^ | May 11, 2012 | Matthew Shelley
    (CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday backed away from his support of adoptions by same-sex couples, saying that he simply "acknowledges" the legality of such adoptions in many states. A day earlier, Romney, in an interview with Fox News' Neil Cavuto, had indicated that while he does not support same-sex marriage, he considers the adoption of children by same-sex couples a "right." He said on Thursday: "And if two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, or even to adopt a child -- in my state individuals of...
  • JC Penney Features Same-Sex Couple in May Catalogue

    05/13/2012 11:07:01 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 77 replies
    ABCNews ^ | May 12, 2012
    May 12, 2012 JC Penney Features Same-Sex Couple in May Catalogue Fifteen years ago, when advertisers got wind that Ellen DeGeneres was going to come out on her popular sitcom show Ellen, some advertisers fled. One of them was JC Penney. Flash forward to one of their newest clothing ads in the May catalog. It features a real-life same-sex couple. The photograph is of two models identified as Wendi and Maggie holding their two daughters. Both women appear be wearing wedding bands. Quietly, gradually and largely without protest, advertising is starting to reflect new attitudes and new realities about who...
  • Romney: Gay couples should have right to adopt

    05/10/2012 6:38:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 270 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2012 | Felicia Sonmez
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) said Thursday that he believes gay couples should be allowed to adopt children, even as he reiterated his view that marriage is defined as a relationship between a man and a woman. In an interview with Neil Cavuto of Fox Business Network, Romney was asked whether he believes the gay marriage debate is a new civil rights movement, as some Democrats have framed the issue. I dont see it in that light, Romney responded. I believe my record as a person who has supported civil rights is strong and powerful. At the same time,...
  • 'Mitt Romney's Deception' and the homosexual lobby (Including Gay Adoption)

    04/05/2012 10:41:01 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    RenewAmerica.com ^ | Sunday, March 25, 2012 2:46:57 PM | Matt C. Abbott
    I know, I know no politician is perfect. Heck, none of us is perfect, obviously. Far from it. That said, the main thing that bothers me about GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney no, it's not his affiliation with Mormonism, although you should take a look at RenewAmerica.com president and editor Stephen Stone's new e-book A Mormon Story: Authoritarianism Knows No Bounds (click here) is his seemingly cozy relationship with the homosexual lobby, as evidenced in the book Mitt Romney's Deception: His Stealth Promotion of 'Gay Rights' and 'Gay Marriage' in Massachusetts, authored by pro-family activist Amy Contrada....
  • Homosexual lobby day in VA is today (list of their targeted bills)BARF ALERT

    01/24/2012 7:07:41 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
    Please take a minute today to support the more than 100 fellow Equality Virginia supporters at Lobby Day. We know many of you couldn't make it today due to busy schedules, work or the distance to Richmond but you can still make a difference at the General Assembly. Contact your delegate and senator by phone or email today and ask them to look out for members of Equality Virginia. Better yet, voice your support for and against bills concerning Virginia's GLBT community this week. Find out who your representatives are here. Ask your senator to: OPPOSE SB 349 (MCWATERS) This...
  • Why Gay Parents May Be the Best Parents (Vomit warning)

    01/16/2012 2:00:55 PM PST · by nerdwithagun · 56 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01-16-2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    Gay marriage, and especially gay parenting, has been in the cross hairs in recent days. On Jan. 6, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told a New Hampshire audience that children are better off with a father in prison than being raised in a home with lesbian parents and no father at all.
  • PHOTOS: Store Censors Elton Johns Us Weekly Cover (GAG ALERT!!!)

    01/26/2011 10:17:25 AM PST · by Baladas · 38 replies
    Stylite ^ | January 26th, 2011 | Julia Rubin
    Last night a lady went to a grocery store in Mountain Home, Arkansas, where she was privy to one of the more offensive things weve heard about in a long time. The people over at Harps Supermarket decided to put a family shield (you know, to protect young Harps shoppers) over the cover of Us Weekly. But Harps is not trying to protect kids from Snooki or Kim or any other standard tabloid trash. No, theyre trying to protect children from a photo of Elton John, his partner David Furnish and their adorable baby Zachary. This makes us angry. Really,...
  • Mexico supreme court upholds gay adoptions

    08/16/2010 6:19:54 PM PDT · by redreno · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/16/2010 | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO
    MEXICO CITY Mexico's Supreme Court voted Monday to uphold a Mexico City law allowing adoptions by same-sex couples, drawing jubilant cheers from gay advocacy groups and angry protests from Roman Catholic Church representatives.
  • When a Student Has 2 Mommies - Catholic Schools Response to Alternative Families

    05/24/2010 10:34:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 508+ views
    NC Register ^ | May 20, 2010 | JOAN FRAWLEY
    BOSTON — When headlines announced last week that a Boston Catholic school had denied admission to a student because his parents were lesbians, the Boston Archdiocese scrambled to contain the damage. The superintendent of Catholic schools, Mary Grassa O’Neill, insisted there had been a mistake and vowed to locate another parochial school for the child. The executive director of the Catholic Schools Foundation warned that subsidies would be withheld from any school that discriminated against such students. The quick turnaround earned approval from homosexual-rights groups, media commentators and many local Catholics in Massachusetts, where same-sex couples can legally “marry.”...
  • CNN Plans One-Hour Special: 'Gary and Tony Have a Baby'

    05/15/2010 5:13:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies · 1,422+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 15, 2010 | Tim Graham
    CNN likes to paint itself as the "objective" middle ground in cable news between Fox News and MSNBC. But you don't find the middle with a one-hour June special titled "Gary and Tony Have a Baby." A duo of "gay marriage" activists are the stars "on their quest to have a biological child of their own" -- using an egg donor and a surrogate mother. The trailer is here, championing "the support, the drama" behind "the new American family." The pro-gay blog AfterElton.com noted CNN's own explanation of the Soledad O'Brien documentary: Unable to legally marry in the U.S.,...
  • Lesbian Couple Demands Listing as Child's Parents on Birth Certificate

    05/15/2010 2:08:13 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 27 replies · 718+ views
    Life Site News ^ | DES MOINES, Iowa, May 14, 2010 | James Tillman
    Friday May 14, 2010 Lesbian Couple Demands Listing as Child's Parents on Birth Certificate By James Tillman DES MOINES, Iowa, May 14, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Two lesbian woman legally "married" in Des Moines last year have filed a lawsuit against the state health department after it refused to name both women on the birth certificate of one woman's biological daughter. Heather Gartner and Melissa Gartner filed the lawsuit last Friday on behalf of the infant Mackenzie, who was born last September, with the assistance of the "gay rights" organization Lambda Legal. Prior to the 2009 legalization of gay marriage...
  • Guns, not gays OK for adoptive parents, GOP lawmakers say(FL)

    03/17/2010 6:30:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies · 419+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | 16 March, 2010 | MIKE SALINERO
    TALLAHASSEE - Republican legislation that would decouple adoptions from gun ownership gave Democrats a forum Tuesday to lambast the state ban on adoption by gay and lesbian couples. Republican bills advancing in both houses would prohibit child welfare workers from asking couples who want to adopt children whether they own guns. Sen.Thad Altman of Melbourne, one of the sponsors, said asking people about gun ownership violated their Second Amendment rights. "That's a private matter," Altman said. "A person has a lawful right to own a weapon." Democrats did not attack the actual bill. Instead, they floated amendments in both chambers...
  • Fairness of it all (on child being raised by lesbian couple)

    03/14/2010 2:30:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies · 622+ views
    Splendor of Truth ^ | March 12, 2010 | Jeff Miller
    One of the most common rebuttals to the situation of the children being raised by Lesbian couple not being able to attend a Catholic schools is the seeming issue of fairness. That a equal standard is not being applied to other irregular situations involving heterosexual couples and the children being raised by them. I agree with Jimmy Akin take on this and as he usually does he puts it succinctly. You see, an awful lot of parents of kids in Catholic school aren’t morally perfect, and if children were to be excluded on the mere grounds that their parents are...
  • Catholic School Rejects Children of Lesbian Parents, Sparking Faith Debate

    03/12/2010 10:20:47 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 84 replies · 1,252+ views
    Fox News ^ | Lauren Green
    "What would Jesus do?" That's what many people in Boulder, Colo., are asking after a Catholic elementary school in the city expelled two children because their parents are lesbians. The conflict in the Roman Catholic Church over homosexuality has come to loggerheads in the community, with the church standing by its belief that marriage is a pact between a man and a woman while opponents accuse it of failing to live up to Jesus mission of love and acceptance. Sacred Heart of Jesus Church says it told the lesbian couple that their older child would be allowed to complete enrollment...
  • Lesbian mom must share parental status with ex

    02/23/2010 8:26:17 PM PST · by SmithL · 30 replies · 1,118+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/23/10 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- In a case that reached the U.S. Supreme Court, a Bay Area woman has won the right to parental status and visits with the daughter of her former lesbian partner, who moved out when the girl was 3 months old. The high court denied review Monday of an appeal by the birth mother, identified only as Kristina S., who challenged her former partner's right to be considered a parent. Kristina's lawyers, from the religious conservative group Liberty Counsel, argued that recognizing parental status after a few months of care violated a mother's right to control her child's...