Family Equality In The News
How a Gay Friendly and “Very Pro-Choice” Trump Created the Most Anti-Choice, Anti-LGBT Administration in Generations
December 26, 2017
Rachel M. Cohen, The Intercept
December 21, 2017
Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, The Hill
November 17, 2017
Stan J. Sloan, Huffington Post
November 6, 2017
Tessa Berenson, TIME Magazine
September 26, 2017
Alison Bowen, Chicago Tribune
June 17, 2017
David Crary, Associated Press
May 25, 2017
Stan J. Sloan, Huffington Post
March 14, 2017
Kyle Fitzpatrick, PopSugar
During an appearance on the January 10, 2012, edition of CNN’s Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich attempted to advance his claim that the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. had forced Catholic Charities and other religious institutions to put an end to their adoption services. O’Brien attempted to correct Gingrich by pointing out that, in both cases, Catholic Charities were simply being asked to abide by non-discrimination laws in order to receive public funding. Gingrich rejected O’Brien’s explanation, but her analysis was exactly correct.
Noting that he often is told, "Santorum, quit trying to impose your morality on everyone else," former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum spent his time at the Derry-Salem Elks Club in New Hampshire this morning claiming that he and President Obama hold the same position on marriage equality -- but also explaining his conservative, anti-LGBT equality positions by using language more often used by equality advocates.
Zoe Reighard was only 23 months old when she was rushed off the hospital emergency room in July with Kawasaki disease, a rare condition that can lead to aneurysms or even a heart attack.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is set to introduce legislation next week that would bar discrimination against prospective LGBT parents looking to adopt.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York introduced legislation Friday that would help almost half a million children in foster care find homes by ending the far-reaching discrimination against LGBT adoptive parents.
A coalition of child-welfare groups released a report on Tuesday showing that children of gay and lesbian parents in the U.S. face serious disadvantages not experienced by their opposite-sex-parented peers. The document, All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families, was prepared by the Family Equality Council, the Center for American Progress and the Movement Advancement Project. Currently, the U.S. Census does not attempt to directly count the children of same-sex couples, but researchers estimate the number to be between 1.2 and 2 million. The report represents an effort to show how not being considered a “real family” poses difficult legal challenges to these kids, not to mention damaging social stigmatization.
WASHINGTON -- Last week, Virginia's Board of Social Services was scheduled to be briefed on the more than 2,500 public comments on proposed regulations that would bar private child-placement agencies from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or family status.
The briefing didn't happen.
A new comprehensive report compiled by advocacy and child-welfare groups shows that the children of LGBT parents face distinct legal and social barriers that may impact their overall well-being.
(AP) According to her dads, life is good for Carrigan Starling-Littlefield, a spunky 5-year-old being raised by two gay men in South Carolina, which doesn't recognize their out-of-state marriage.
(Reuters) - Children growing up in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families are more likely to live in poverty and may be denied legal ties to one of their parents, a report released on Tuesday showed.
The Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange is stepping up its outreach to LGBT singles and couples in hopes of getting more of them interested in adoption.