Tag Archives: gay families

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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New Google Home Ad Stars Gay Family [VIDEO]

Gay dads and their kids rush to get their day started in the new Google Home ad titled Carpool released yesterday. Android Central explains the update behind the ad: From the beginning Google Home wasn’t going to make much sense if it was tied to a single account, and now several months after launch we have proper multi-user support for …

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NEBRASKA: State Supreme Court Upholds Ruling That Struck Down Nation’s Last Ban On LGBT Adoption

The Omaha World Herald reports: The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision Friday ordering the state to pay nearly $174,000 in attorneys fees to those who successfully challenged a policy that denied the placement of foster children with same-sex couples. The high court rejected the appeal of Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, who said the same-sex couples who …

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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: Christian Activist Convicted Of Kidnapping Child Of Gay Parents, Faces Eight Years In Prison

The Associated Press reports: A Virginia businessman was convicted Thursday of international parental kidnapping and conspiracy for helping a mother take her daughter out of the country to avoid losing custody to her former partner. A federal jury in Buffalo returned the verdict against Philip Zodhiates, of Waynesboro, on Thursday after hearing during a weeklong trial how he had driven …

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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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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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Honey Maid Issues Another Pro-LGBT Message [VIDEO]

Tissue alert! Nearly two years ago Honey Maid launched a series of pro-LGBT messages, all posted with the hashtag #ThisIsWholesome, which earned them immediate furor and boycott calls from hate groups. Honey Maid continues the theme this week with a “Love Day” Valentine’s clip that includes several heartwarming exchanges between LGBT kids and their families. Pink News recaps: The new …

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BREAKING: Pastor Kenneth Miller Ordered To Prison For Kidnapping Daughter Of Lesbian Mother

Last month a federal appeals court upheld the conviction and today, finally, there’s a little bit of justice for lesbian mom Janet Jenkins. Via the Associated Press: A Mennonite pastor convicted of helping a former Vermont woman flee the country rather than share custody of her child with her former same-sex partner has been ordered to prison. On Monday, the …

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PORTUGAL: President Vetoes Gay Adoption Bill

AFP reports: Conservative Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva vetoed on Monday a bill giving adoption rights to gay couples in one of his last political moves before newly-elected Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa takes the office. The law allowing gay couples to adopt passed through parliament on December 18, and was one of socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa’s campaign promises. “It …

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ITALY: Catholic Amendment To Civil Unions Bill Would Imprison Gay Couples Who Use Surrogate Mothers

Italy’s The Local reports: In a move branded “indecent” by Italy’s biggest gay rights group, Catholic senators from Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s Democratic Party have tabled [put forth] an amendment to draft legislation legalizing same sex unions which would require gay couples to prove they had not used a surrogate. If they cannot, the partner who is not the biological …

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AFA Launches Anti-Allstate Petition: You Have Abandoned God’s Design By Promoting Gay Parenting

The American Family Association today launched a petition against Allstate over the company’s wildly popular ad which features two dads and their infant daughter. From the petition: Your promotion depicting two homosexual men raising an infant girl is extremely disappointing. Two men cannot replace the emotional nurture that only a mother can provide to a child. Studies show that children …

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UTAH: Court Recognizes Common Law Gay Marriage, Widow Can Now Collect Benefits For Couple’s Son

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: The best gift Nicki Bidlack got for Christmas in 2015 was a piece of paper. It’s an amended birth certificate for her 2-year-old son that lists both Bidlack and the late Sara Clow as the boy’s mothers. “This is what she would have wanted,” said Bidlack, 41, of Ogden, her voice trembling as tears slid …

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