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Philadelphia can exclude anti-LGBT foster agency – Court

Philadelphia can exclude anti-LGBT foster agency – Court

(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 […]

Singapore: Reviewing adoption law after gay father adopts son

Singapore: Reviewing adoption law after gay father adopts son

(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 […]

Kansas: Adoption bill biased against gay couples

Kansas: Adoption bill biased against gay couples

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 […]

US: ACLU Urges Georgia Senate Remove Anti-LGBT Language From Adoption Bill

US: ACLU Urges Georgia Senate Remove Anti-LGBT Language From Adoption Bill

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 […]

Opinion: The Negative Effects Of The No Campaign On Several Family Types

Opinion: The Negative Effects Of The No Campaign On Several Family Types

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 […]

UK: LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2nd – 8th March

UK: LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2nd – 8th March

  The UK is having its LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week, run by New Family Social, the UK support group for LGBT adopters and foster carers, from 2nd to 8th March this year. Each spring, agencies across the UK hold events specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender prospective parents. Bernardo’s is the lead sponsor […]

Australia: Victoria Election Survey On Marriage Equality Results Released

Australia: Victoria Election Survey On Marriage Equality Results Released

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.