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Every Child Deserves a Family Act, Reintroduced in House of Representatives

posted on Thu, May 25 2017 2:24 pm by Shelbi Day, Senior Policy Counsel

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The End of Statewide Bans on Fostering or Adopting By LGBT People: A Cause to Celebrate, But Our Work is Not Yet Done

posted on Wed, May 24 2017 3:02 pm by Guest Post: Leslie Cooper, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU LGBT & HIV Project

The End of Statewide Bans on Fostering of Adopting By LGBT People

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Religious Exemptions for Child Welfare Agencies: A License to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Parents and Children

posted on Sat, May 20 2017 12:52 pm by Shelbi Day, Senior Policy Counsel, & Arielle Gingold, Deputy Director, Bend the Arc Jewish Action

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Texas Lawmakers Protect Discrimination Instead of Kids

posted on Mon, May 15 2017 8:26 pm by Denise Brogan-Kator, Director of State Policy

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States are Failing Transgender Youth in Foster Care, but Promising Practice Models Exist

posted on Thu, May 11 2017 8:24 pm by Guest Post: M. Currey Cook

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Episode #5: Stories of Families Formed Through Foster Care

posted on Tue, May 9 2017 6:57 am by Kim Simes, Director of Regional Programming

This month is National Foster Care Month, so we're dedicating our Outspoken Voices podcast to hearing from two families formed through foster care.

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Foster Care Story: Worth Every Minute

posted on Sun, May 7 2017 8:40 pm by Guest Post: Drew Pierson

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Foster Care Story: Our Family is Made With Love!

posted on Thu, May 4 2017 9:53 am by Guest Post: Nette Archangel

Nette Archangel's Family

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The Equality Act, Reintroduced Today, Is a Necessity for LGBTQ Families

posted on Tue, May 2 2017 10:30 am by Emily Hecht-McGowan

Equality Act

Today we re-introduced the Equality Act, a comprehensive bill that will add protections for the LGBTQ community to existing civil rights statutes. This bill, when passed, will provide LGBTQ people and our families with comprehensive nondiscrimination protections in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, federal funding, access to credit and jury service. The bill is broad, sweeping and necessary.

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May is National Foster Care Month: 6 Things LGBTQ Families Should Know

posted on Mon, May 1 2017 8:49 am by Denise Brogan-Kator, Director of State Policy

National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month, and Family Equality Council will bring you stories and analysis of the foster care system in the United States and how LGBTQ parents might help alleviate the burden on the state of its child welfare system and help youth in care find permanency.

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