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Immigration Law for the LGBT Community: Know Your Rights!

FAMILY | By Miriam Cronkhite | Jun 21
Since the defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services now allows binational couples the same rights as everyone else. Find out what this means for you.

Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs are being preventing from adopting their own biological kids

Texas Judge Won’t List Gay Dads on Kids’ Birth Certificates

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 19
A Texas judge has denied two gay men the right to have their names placed on the birth certificates of their newborn twins, because the couple is married.

Brian Rosenberg and Ferd van Gameren with their children

New Website Supports Gay Dads

FAMILY | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 15
Celebrate Father’s Day by visiting Gays With Kids, a website designed to help gay dads navigate fatherhood.

Being a parent -- even if it’s not biological --changes your brian

Being a Parent Changes Your Brain, Whether You’re Gay or Straight

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | May 27
A new study conducted in Israel shows that gay men raising children they adopted through surrogacy may experience the same changes in their brain activity as both new mothers and fathers.

FAU Student Joins the Fight for Same-Sex Marriage Rights

FAMILY | By Denise Royal | May 21
A Florida Atlantic University journalism student is fighting for his marriage rights. Gildas Dousset, has filed an appeal in state court asking that his same-sex marriage be recognized in the state of Florida.

Beth Moore, left, and her partner Abby Hill, center, exchange vows in a marriage ceremony

Arkansas High Court Suspends Gay Marriage Ruling

FAMILY | By Andrew DeMillo | May 17
Arkansas’ whirlwind week of granting of marriage licenses to same-sex couples ended Friday when the state Supreme Court ordered a temporary stop.

Samantha Paul, left, and Tiffany Elliot of Maynard, Mass. laugh as they attend a celebration held at Cambridge City Hall

Massachusetts Celebrates 10 Years of Same-Sex Marriage

POLITICS | By Steve LeBlanc | May 17
Newlyweds and couples celebrated Friday along with the lead lawyer in the landmark case behind the first same-sex marriages in Massachusetts and the nation 10 years ago.

Elizabeth Hoffman shares her legal expertise

Attorney Elizabeth Hoffman on The Evolving Definition of Family

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | May 15
Elizabeth Hoffman, a Seattle attorney at family law firm McKinley Irvin shares her extensive experience working with families to sort out a variety of complex custody issues.

Carol Schall and Mary Townley, two of the plaintiffs in Bostic v. Schaefer, outside the District Court in Norfolk in February

Fourth Circuit Hears Virginia Marriage Case

FAMILY | By John Riley | May 15
A panel of three judges in Richmond’s U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit heard oral arguments on May 13 in the case of Bostic v. Schaefer, challenging Virginia’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

Calif. Assembly Passes Bill Revamping Birth Certificates

FAMILY | May 8
Lawmakers in the Assembly have approved a bill that updates birth certificates to reflect the status of same-sex parents.