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French Court Extends Adoption Rights to Lesbians

Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
France's highest court has ruled that married lesbians are allowed to adopt their partner's child born through in vitro fertilization or other medically assisted reproduction.

Wis. Judges Grant Adoptions by Same-Sex Married Couples

Thursday Sep 11, 2014
At least two Dane County judges have granted adoptions by same-sex couples, thereby recognizing their marriages.

Coahuila First Mexican State to Legalize Gay Marriage

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
On Monday, September 1, Coahuila became the first Mexican state to approve gay marriage through its legislature.

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

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jun 19, 2014
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.

Teen Father Charged in Death of Newborn to be Adopted by Lesbian Couple

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Apr 25, 2014
A teenage father from Des Moines, Iowa, was arrested Wednesday and charged with neglect in connection to the death of a 4-month-old boy, who was supposed to be adopted by a lesbian couple.

Utah AG Intervenes To Halt Adoptions By Same-Sex Couples

Friday Apr 11, 2014
The Utah Attorney General is asking a state appeals court to block two adoptions recently approved for same-sex couples.

Witness in Mich. Trial Testifies ’Gays Going to Hell’

Friday Mar 7, 2014
Testimony has ended in a trial over Michigan’s ban on gay marriage after a Canadian economist made unflattering remarks about homosexuals.

Idaho Gay Couple can Adopt Children, State Supreme Court Rules

Wednesday Feb 12, 2014
The Idaho Supreme Court says gay and lesbian couples have the same right to adopt children as anyone else under state law.

Portugal’s Gay Adoption Rights Placed in Doubt

Friday Jan 17, 2014
Portugal’s limited adoption rights for same-sex couples are in doubt after Parliament voted for a referendum on the divisive issue.

Pope Francis ’Shocked’ by Gay Adoption Bill

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Dec 30, 2013
Pope Francis was apparently "shocked" over a bill that would grant same-sex couples the right to adopt children in Malta.