Tag Archives: gay families

SCOTUS Blocks Alabama Supreme Court: Estranged Lesbian Mom Can Visit Her Adopted Children

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court has sided with a lesbian mother who wants to see her adopted children, blocking an Alabama court’s order that declared the adoption invalid. The justices issued an order Monday in a case that puts on display legal challenges facing gay and lesbian parents even after the Supreme Court decided that same-sex couples have …

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ARKANSAS: State Supreme Court Halts Birth Certificate Recognition For Same-Sex Parents

Arkansas continues to battle gay families and yesterday the state Supreme Court agreed with them. Reuters reports: The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday temporarily blocked a lower court order that allowed same-sex parents throughout the state to be listed as parents on the birth certificates of their children. It let stand the certificates obtained by three lesbian couples who had …

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Gay Dads Star In Touching New Allstate Ad [VIDEO]

“Danny and Andrew had a lot of memorable firsts in 2015. See what’s made the year so special for their family.” You know who will be ever so pissed. Watch below.

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Boycott Backfire: One Million Moms Triggers Tripled Donations To Gay-Run Foster Kids Charity

A month ago One Million Moms called for a boycott of Mattel because their American Girl magazine featured two gay dads with the foster children they had ended up adopting. Since then donations to the couple’s charity for foster kids have tripled and thousands more children will now receive “Comfort Cases” – which are backpacks full of clothes, toys, and …

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PORTUGAL: Parliament Approves Gay Adoption

The Associated Press reports: Portugal’s Parliament has approved laws allowing same-sex couples to legally adopt children and permitting lesbians to obtain medically assisted fertilization. Left-of-center parties used their outright parliamentary majority to ensure the bills passed Friday. The Socialist Party, Communist Party and Left Bloc had promised those measures during their campaigns for last month’s general election. Parliament in 2013 …

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Tony Perkins: Liberal Activists “Have Their Knives Out” For Anti-Gay Homocon Robert Oscar Lopez

“This summer, Lopez became a key figure in the same-sex marriage debate when he shared his personal story of the devastating effects of growing up in a lesbian home in an amicus brief to the Supreme Court. Since then, Lopez believes, liberal activists have had their knives out for him. Whether that spurred this complaint or not, no one knows. …

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Gay Soup Dads: People’s Sexiest Pitchmen Alive

In addition to naming David Beckham this year’s sexiest man alive, yesterday People Magazine bestowed a similar honor on the real-life gay dads currently starring in a Campbell’s Soup commercial. They write: It’s a simple 15-second spot, but it’s made a big impact among families. David Monahan and Larry Sullivan starred in a Campbell’s Soup commercial earlier this year with …

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UTAH: Anti-Gay Judge Quits Adoption Case

The Utah judge who ordered a lesbian couple to surrender their baby has removed himself from the case. The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Seventh District Juvenile Judge Scott Johansen signed an order Monday referring all pending matters in the case to the presiding judge of the district, Judge Mary Manley. Johansen’s disqualification comes amid a chorus of voices calling for …

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UTAH: Hundreds Rally Against New Anti-LGBT Mormon Policy In Mass Resignation [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Several hundred people with roots in the Mormon faith gathered in Salt Lake City on Saturday to renounce the church’s new policies targeting gays and their children in an event that marked the latest illustration of the fervor the rule changes have caused. Billed as a mass resignation by Mormons, people filled out paperwork and dropped …

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UTAH: HRC Files Complaint Against Anti-Gay Judge

The Human Rights Campaign today filed a formal complaint against Judge Scott Johansen with Utah Judicial Conduct Commission. From their letter to the commission: On behalf of the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide, I write to call your attention to a formal complaint that we have filed with the Commission regarding Judge Scott …

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UTAH: Judge Amends Order, Schedules December Hearing On Removing Baby From Lesbian Parents

Breaking from the Salt Lake Tribune: A Utah juvenile court judge has amended an order that a 9-month-old girl be removed from the home of her married same-sex foster parents because the two are lesbians, and has instead scheduled a hearing on the matter. Under the order issued earlier this week, 7th District Juvenile Judge Scott Johansen had given state …

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UTAH: Anti-Gay Gov. Gary Herbert Says Judge Should “Follow The Law” In Gay Foster Parents Case

Shortly after same-sex marriage was legalized in Utah in 2013, Gov. Gary Herbert ordered state agencies to deny benefits to LGBT couples. Herbert was sued and lost. Therefore today he grudgingly said that the judge should “follow the law” when it comes the lesbian couple ordered yesterday to surrender their baby to heterosexual parents. Ben Winslow reports at Salt Lake …

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UTAH: Judge Orders Baby Removed From Married Lesbian Foster Parents Because They Are Gay [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Utah state child welfare officials on Wednesday were reviewing a ruling by a juvenile court judge who ordered a baby to be taken from lesbian foster parents and instead placed with a heterosexual couple for the child’s well-being. Judge Scott Johansen’s order Tuesday raised concerns at the Utah Division of Child and Family Services, agency spokeswoman Ashley …

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Kate Kendell To Mormon Church: I Quit

National Center for Lesbian Rights head Kate Kendell has quit the Mormon Church over its recent policy statement on gay couples and their families. From her op-ed in the Washington Post: I just did something I thought I would never do. I resigned my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) and asked that my …

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Adopted Daughter Of Gay Dads Shames One Million Moms: This Is None Of Your Business [VIDEO]

Last week I reported that One Million Moms is attacking Mattel over a story about gay dads in their American Girl magazine. This week the family appeared on DC television to respond. Raw Story reports: Rob Scheer told WTTG on Monday that as a gay man with four adopted African-American children he expected a certain amount of criticism. But he …

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University Of Texas Study: Same-Sex Parents Invest More Time In Child-Focused Activities

According to a new major study from the University of Texas, gay parents spend more time interacting with their children than do straight parents. The Independent reports: The report’s author, Kate Prickett, said: “Our findings support the argument that parental investment in children is at least as great – and possibly greater – in same-sex couples as for different-sex couples.” …

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UTAH: Married Lesbian Couple Wins Court Battle To Have Both Their Names On Child’s Birth Certificate

The state of Utah has relented in a lawsuit brought by a married lesbian couple seeking to have both of their names on the birth certificate of their child. Ben Winslow reports at Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate: In a joint agreement filed with in U.S. District Court and obtained by FOX 13 on Sunday, the ACLU of Utah and …

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One Million Moms Threatens Boycott Unless Campbell’s Soup Stops “Glorifying Unnatural Marriage”

You’ve been waiting for this one, right? “Dear Joe, A homosexual ‘married’ couple is featured prominently with a young boy (their son) in the new Campbell’s Soup advertisement. Campbell’s #RealRealLife campaign aims to change the face of the American family. It starts off with the first man feeding soup to the little boy and in a ‘Star Wars’ Darth Vader …

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Gay Dads Star In New Campbell Soup Ad [VIDEO]

Two gay dads do competing Darth Vader impressions in a cute new ad from Campbell Soup. Ad Age reports: Campbell Soup’s first major brand push in five years depicts real families, including a gay couple and their son, along with real weather patterns as the soup giant tries to tap into what’s really going on in people’s lives when it’s …

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Santorum Concedes Gays Can Be Good Parents [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps yesterday’s appearance on The View by Rick Santorum: The View co-host Raven-Symoné, who considers herself a “part of the gay and transgender community,” was eager on Tuesday to challenge GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum on why he remains against equal marriage rights for same-sex couples even after the issue was settled by the Supreme Court. After pausing for …

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