Tag Archive | lgbt adoption

LGBT+ Czechs urge reform to allow adoption

LGBT+ Czechs urge reform to allow adoption

Ivo and Jakub Slavka love being called “Dad” and “Daddy” by their two young foster children, but their bigger dream is of being recognised as fathers by the Czech Republic. The Slavkas – Jakub took Ivo’s surname when they became civil partners in 2012 – had to go court to become joint foster parents. And […]

Croatia: Court Backs LGBT Adoption

Croatia: Court Backs LGBT Adoption

A Croatian court has ruled that same-sex partners can now adopt children, backing a gay couple in their five-year fight for the right to family life, the government said on Thursday. Zagreb’s Administrative Court ruled on April 21 that same-sex couples should not face discrimination in state adoption, the Rainbow Families Association (RFA), an LGBT+ group, […]

Hungary redefines family, limits gay adoption

Hungary redefines family, limits gay adoption

(Reuters) – Hungary amended the definition of family in its constitution Tuesday, to allow an effective ban on adoption by same-sex couples, another win for the ruling conservatives, but decried by one pro-LGBTQ group as “a dark day for human rights”. The nationalist Fidesz party of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has worked to recast Hungary […]

Singapore: Court allows gay man to adopt son in landmark ruling

Singapore: Court allows gay man to adopt son in landmark ruling

(Reuters) – Singapore’s high court on Monday allowed a gay doctor to adopt his biological son, a landmark ruling in the socially conservative city-state that comes almost a year after his initial bid was rejected. The decision overturns a 2017 ruling, in which a court said the man could not adopt the boy because he […]

Israel’s LGBT community calls for strike after surrogacy bill defeat

Israel’s LGBT community calls for strike after surrogacy bill defeat

Surrogacy bill would have given gay couples the right to become parents, but was blocked by PM Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, blocked a legal change on Wednesday that would have given gay men the right to become parents, sparking protests by the nation’s LGBT community and calls for strike action next weekend. […]

US: Oklahoma and Kansas Enact Anti-LGBT Laws

US: Oklahoma and Kansas Enact Anti-LGBT Laws

Governors Sign Bills Allowing Adoption and Foster Care Agencies to Discriminate In 2018, dozens of anti-LGBT bills have been introduced in state legislatures across the US. Remarkably, none of them have become law – until now, writes Ryan Thoreson of Human Rights Watch. Last week, Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, and Governor Jeff Colyer of […]

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 […]

Dolce & Gabbana: Victoria Beckham Rows In With Elton John

Dolce & Gabbana: Victoria Beckham Rows In With Elton John

Elton John’s reaction to designers Dolce & Gabbana, who have not only labelled IVF children as ‘synthetic’, but who have also called Elton a fascist, has gained support from many celebrities, including Victoria Beckham. Ms Beckham has tweeted in support of Elton, saying “Sending love to Elton David Zachary Elijah & all the beautiful IVF […]