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  • 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 Fridays 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 isnt 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 doesnt matter. That its all the same. But its not. A lot of us, a lot of your kids, are hurting. My fathers absence created a huge hole in me, and I ached every day for a dad. I loved my moms...
  • 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
    Floridas nearly 40-year-old ban on gay adoption - which hasnt been enforced for the past five years - is about to be tossed out by the states Republican-controlled Legislature. But its 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 Indianas 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 dont 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 Ill 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 dont doubt the lesbian couples love for the child. But I find it troubling which challenges the couple was willing and isnt willing to tolerate. Theyre suing because of the...
  • This Lesbian's Daughter Has Had Enough

    10/20/2014 7:14:59 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10-20-2014 | Rivka Edelman
    My name is Rivka Edelman, and I am the product of same-sex parenting. Recently I published an essay on Public Discourse about the ruthless misogyny that pervades LBGT culture.  I pointed out it that it can and will victimize women and children with impunity and then, in America’s narcissistic fugue, get hailed as brave and heroic. Since my essay was published, there have been hundreds, maybe thousands, of posts calling me a liar or trying to shame, discredit, intimidate, and threaten me.  Read this for details.  People I do not know have gone directly after my family and my job....
  • Lesbian Couple Asks Surrogate to Abort Baby After Learning She Had Down Syndrome

    09/02/2014 3:16:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Two recent cases of parents wanting their surrogate mother to have an abortion when tests revealed the baby had some sort of disability have received international attention in recent weeks. Now, yet another case has cropped up. As LifeNews has reported, after the worldwide storm over baby Gammy, a child with Down Syndrome whose parents abandoned him with the surrogate mother after he and his twin sister were born, another case of baby abandonment came up recently. delaney2In that situation, another surrogate mother of twin babies got word from the babies parents that they would abandon one of the children...
  • Same-sex Adoption: Not as Harmless as Portrayed

    08/27/2014 3:11:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/27/2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You may often see articles in the media claiming that "research has shown" that children of same-sex couples are thriving, in fact are physically and psychologically doing just as well as, or even better than, children of couples who are -- let me use this currently underused word -- normal. Are these works reliable? In July such a study, carried out in Australia, was much trumpeted by that pillar of "progressive" thinking, the Washington Post, under the headline "Children of same-sex couples are happier and healthier than peers, research shows". Researcher Simon Crouch and his team at the University of...
  • Two Dads Holding Their Newborn Son Will Make You Tear Up (and vomit)

    07/04/2014 12:12:56 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 55 replies
    The Huffington Post Canada ^ | 7-4-2014 | Arti Patel
    There's never been a better reason to share one of the most intimate moments of anyone's life. Toronto couple BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson welcomed newborn son Milo into the world on June 27, just as WorldPride was being celebrated in the city amid an outpouring of love for families of all kinds.
  • Wis. Diocese Clarifies Stance on Baptizing Same-Sex Couples' Babies

    07/03/2014 6:01:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 43 replies
    Madison, Wis., Jul 2, 2014 / 03:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Madison, Wis. explained its response to same-sex couples who present children for baptism, welcoming sincere baptism requests but also warning of speculative or scurrilous news reports on the subject. In a June 27 statement, the diocese reproduced vicar general Monsignor James Bartylla's May 10 confidential e-mail to priests, which noted that each request for baptism for a child being raised by a same-sex couple must be evaluated individually. Priests who receive such requests should contact him to consult and coordinate, Msgr. Bartylla said. As you know, there...
  • Texas Gay Fathers Denied Legal Recognition of Twin Sons Born Through Surrogate

    06/20/2014 10:09:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/20/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Two gay fathers in Texas have been denied legal recognition of their twin sons, born through a surrogate mother, because same-sex marriage is not legal in the state. While the fathers are petitioning to be placed on the birth certificates, conservative group Family Research Council has argued that the case should not serve as a "back-door" for redefining marriage. "Family Research Council supports the parental rights of anyone who is a biological parent, regardless of their marital or relationship status," Peter Sprigg, senior fellow at FRC, told The Christian Post in an email on Thursday. "However, we believe that second-parent...
  • Gallup Poll: Strong Majority Now Believe Gays Should Be Allowed to Adopt Kids

    06/02/2014 9:28:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 213 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/02/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    A strong majority, 63 percent, of Americans now say that same-sex couples should have a legal right to adopt a child, according to a new Gallup poll. About one in three, 35 percent, are opposed. The result is the opposite of 1992, when Gallup first polled the question. Sixty-three percent said homosexual couples should not be legally permitted to adopt in that year. In 1998, that number declined to 57 percent. In 2003 and 2007, Americans were about equally divided on the question. The recent poll was the first time Gallup showed a clear majority supportive of giving same-sex couples...
  • Mexican bishop baptizes child raised by lesbian couple

    06/01/2014 5:20:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 90 replies
    LifeSIteNews ^ | May 30, 2014 | SOFIA VAZQUEZ-MELLADO
    Mexico City, May 28, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) Mons. Raul Vera Lopez, bishop of Saltillo in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, baptized a 16-month-old who is being raised by her natural mother and her lesbian partner this past week. This was the second such baptism to take place in Latin America recently, after a similar event took place last month in the Archdiocese of Cordoba, Argentina. Bishop Vera Lopez has stirred controversy about his views on homosexuality in the past. Two years ago he was investigated by Vatican officials because he had affiliated his diocese with a group that openly...
  • Pope Francis Against Gay Adoption: Every Person Needs a Male Father and a Female Mother

    05/22/2014 3:22:52 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 54 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | May 21, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    ...The Pope has rejected the idea of same-sex marriage as an anthropological regression and stressed that when it comes to adoption, every person needs a male father and a female mother. Pope Francis explained his views on these hot-button issues in his book, On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family, and the Church in the Twenty-First Century, which he co-wrote with Rabbi Abraham Skorka in 2010 and which was republished after the then-Argentine cardinal was elected to the papacy in March 2013. The book is a dialogue between Skorka and the future Pope and includes a chapter on...
  • 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 · 30 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...