Tag Archives: gay parenting

KENTUCKY: Judge Resigns After Ethics Complaint For Refusing To Hear Adoptions By Same-Sex Couples

Via press release from Lambda Legal: Yesterday Kentucky Family Court Judge W. Mitchell Nance notified Governor Matthew G. Bevin and the Commonwealth of Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission of his resignation. In May, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Kentucky, Kentucky’s Fairness Campaign, and University of Louisville Law Professor Sam Marcosson filed a complaint against Judge Nance ...

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MICHIGAN: ACLU Sues State Over Gay Adoption

USA Today reports: The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit Wednesday against the state of Michigan challenging a law that allows adoption agencies to spurn potential LGBT parents under the guise of religion. Religious exemption laws let people, churches and sometimes corporations cite religious beliefs as a reason not to enforce a law — such as declining to marry a ...

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ARIZONA: State Supreme Court Unanimously Affirms Equal Rights For Same-Sex Parents Under Obergefell

Via press release: The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) won the Arizona Supreme Court case, McLaughlin v. McLaughlin, which ruled that a woman was the legal parent of the child she and her same-sex spouse conceived through assisted reproduction during their marriage. As the Arizona Supreme Court recognized, the U.S. Supreme Court rulings in Obergefell v. Hodges and Pavan ...

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Here’s A Look At The Disney Channel Episode That Caused One Million Moms To Have A Meltdown [VIDEO]

A few days ago One Million Moms had yet another meltdown over a positive portrayal of a gay family in the media, this time aiming their fury at the Disney Channel. Today we get a look at the show, which aired yesterday. Via press release from GLAAD: This weekend, Disney Junior and The Disney Channel broke new ground on the ...

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Gay Dads Star In Luv Diapers Commercial [VIDEO]

In a welcome break from relentless Trump outrages, JMG reader Mark tips us to a cute ad from Luvs Diapers in which helicoptering gay dads fuss over their kid’s first haircut. The clip below appeared on YouTube a few weeks ago and as I haven’t found any news accounts of the campaign, that must mean it hasn’t yet been discovered ...

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ISRAEL: Government Opposes Adoption By Gay Couples

The Times Of Israel reports: The government announced on Sunday that there are no intentions to change the law and allow gay couples to adopt in Israel. In response to a High Court petition, the state said that it was opposed to allowing same-sex couples to adopt because it would place an “additional burden” on the child. “The professional opinion ...

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Anti-Gay Arkansas Birth Certificate Law, Neil Gorsuch Among Dissenting Votes

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court has ruled for same-sex couples who complained an Arkansas birth certificate law discriminated against them. The justices on Monday issued an unsigned opinion reversing an Arkansas high court ruling that upheld the law. Under the law, married lesbian couples had to get a court order to have both spouses listed as parents on ...

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Seventh Circuit Court Of Appeals Judge Tells Married Gay Parents: “You Can’t Overcome Biology” [VIDEO]

The Indianapolis Star reports: In oral arguments Monday, a panel of three judges for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals examined whether Indiana discriminates by not recognizing two married women both as parents on their children’s birth certificates without having to adopt. Judge Diane S. Sykes drew distinctions between biological parentage and parental rights, and which of the two should ...

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TEXAS: State House Votes 94-51 To Allow Religious Adoption Agencies To Turn Away Same-Sex Couples

The Texas Tribune reports: Faith-based adoption agencies in Texas would be able to reject prospective parents on religious grounds under a bill the state House preliminarily approved Tuesday over strong objections from Democratic lawmakers who said it would ultimately harm children and deny good people the right to care for them. Under House Bill 3859, which advanced on a 94-51 ...

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Christian Activist Sentenced To Three Years In Prison In The Parental Kidnapping Of Lesbian Mom’s Daughter

And another shoe drops in the case that will hopefully also ensnare Mat Staver and the Liberty Counsel. The Associated Press reports: A Virginia businessman convicted of international parental kidnapping and conspiracy for his role in a same-sex couple’s child custody fight was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison. Philip Zodhiates, Waynesboro, drove Lisa Miller and 7-year-old Isabella Miller-Jenkins ...

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Arkansas Supreme Court: It’s A “Basic Biological Truth” That Gay Spouses Can’t Be Listed On Birth Certificates

The Associated Press reports: Arkansas’ highest court on Thursday threw out a judge’s ruling that could have allowed married same-sex couples to get the names of both spouses on their children’s birth certificates without a court order, saying it doesn’t violate equal protection “to acknowledge basic biological truths.” The state Supreme Court also issued a rare admonishment to Pulaski County ...

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FRANCE: Anti-LGBT Hate Group Returns With Massive Paris Protest Calling For Repeal Of Same-Sex Marriage

La Manif Pour Tous, which staged massive and often violent anti-gay protests in the months before France legalized same-sex marriage, returned to the streets of Paris today. The Associated Press reports: Tens of thousands of people have marched in Paris to call for the repeal of a law allowing gay marriage, six months before France’s next presidential election. The protesters ...

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MASSACHUSETTS: State Supreme Court Grants Parental Rights To Former Partner Of Lesbian Mom

The case is important because the couple had never married. The Associated Press reports: The Massachusetts court that paved the way for same-sex marriage in the United States ruled Tuesday that an unmarried gay woman whose former girlfriend gave birth to two children through artificial insemination has the same parental rights as their biological mother. The Supreme Judicial Court, of ...

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NEW YORK: Trial Begins For Christian Activist Charged With Helping Kidnap The Daughter Of Lesbian Mom

We’ve been following this crime for many years here on JMG. The Associated Press reports: A Virginia businessman was being kind, not condemning homosexuality, when he helped a mother move her daughter out of the country and away from her ex-partner, his lawyer said Wednesday at the start of the man’s parental kidnapping trial. Attorney Robert Hemley denied that Philip ...

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Alveda King Bucks Anti-LGBT Activists On Trump’s Plan To Include Gay Families In Proposed Child Care Policy

Here’s some rare evangelical infighting about gay parenting. First, a report from Circa: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s child care plan will cover same-sex married couples and foster parents, and neither evangelicals nor gay rights activists are particularly happy. The revelation was included in a Trump campaign fact sheet accompanying the plan, and it includes only one caveat: “The benefits ...

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Jehovah’s Witness Cartoon Teaches Kids How To Cruelly Bully The Children Of Gay Parents [VIDEO]

A new cartoon from the Jehovah’s Witnesses teaches children how to give their classmates the “good news” about their gay parents spending eternity in hell. From the Friendly Atheist: The mother proceeds to tell the child why same-sex couples are going against the will of Jehovah by comparing gay marriage to a terrorist trying to get through airport security… and ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Gay Adoption Ban Struck Down

Some GOOD news out of Mississippi! From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger: A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction to bar Mississippi from carrying out its law preventing same-sex couples from adopting, according to a court order filed Thursday. The order was issued the day after the state Senate passed the Religious Liberty Accommodation Act, which would allow businesses to deny services ...

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BREAKING: SCOTUS Unanimously Overturns Alabama Supreme Court Ruling Against Gay Adoption

USA Today has the breaking news: The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously reversed an Alabama court’s refusal to recognize a same-sex adoption. The justices upheld a challenge brought by an Alabama woman after her state’s highest court refused to recognize the adoption she and her former lesbian partner were granted in Georgia. The couple never married and have since split ...

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PORTUGAL: President Signs Gay Adoption Bill

He doesn’t like it but he had no choice. The Perchy Bird reports: Portugal was once the only country with gay marriage but no adoption rights for couples. That changed today when news emerged that out-going President, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, signed the same-sex adoption bill ushered in by a new Left-leaning Parliamentary majority. The Portuguese Assembly approved the adoption bill ...

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PORTUGAL: Parliament Overrides Gay Adoption Veto

Portugal’s Parliament today voted to override last month’s veto of a gay adoption bill by President Anibal Silva, who must now sign the law into effect. Portugal was the only nation that had legalized same-sex marriage but had not done the same for adoption by married gay couples. The override vote largely came via support from Socialist Party and Communist ...

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