Tag Archive | adoption
(Reuters) – Philadelphia can exclude a Catholic foster care agency from a program for placing children with foster families, because it refuses to work with same-sex couples, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday. In a 3-0 decision, the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals said Catholic Social Services failed to show that the placement […]
(Reuters) – Singapore is looking to strengthen its adoption laws, after a gay man won an appeal to legally adopt his biological son, in a landmark court ruling last year, its social affairs minister said on Monday. The man, after learning he was unlikely to be able to adopt a child in Singapore as a […]
On Friday (4th May) the Kansas legislature approved a bill that allows faith-based adoption agencies to turn away gay and lesbian couples, based on religious beliefs, and the state’s governor said he would sign it. Under the measure, the Kansas Department for Children and Families cannot block any foster or adoption agency, including those that […]
The ACLU of Georgia has called on members of the Georgia Senate to remove language inserted into House Bill 159 last week that would allow state-funded adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBT Georgians. “It’s a sad day when a bill that was supposed to be about helping foster kids gets turned into a vehicle for state-sanctioned […]
Jenny Butler writes on how the ‘no campaign’ is having the effect of making her feel less because she was adopted, and why you should vote Yes Growing up, I always knew that I was adopted. My parents never hid that fact from me, and they were very open about their journey to parenthood […]
Before the Victoria election, Australian Marriage Equality released the results of its Victorian state election survey, to inform the electorate where their candidates stood on various issues, for example on same-sex marriage.