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Mississippi Same-Sex Couples Ask Court to Order Equal Adoption Rights

August 28, 2015
Mississippi is the only state left in the nation that bans gay couples from adopting without regard for their qualifications as parents or the best interests of the child. ...
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LGBTQ Plight Highlighted During National Adoption Month

November 2, 2014
Family Equality Council has announced its 2014 “Allies for Adoption” Campaign to coincide with National Adoption Month in November. ...
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Virginia Captures Two Flags: Same-Sex Marriage and Adoption Rights

October 14, 2014
Last week was a big week for equality in Virginia. With same-sex being legalized, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that same-sex adoption will also be legal. ...
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Luxembourg: Marriage, Adoption Bill Approved

June 23, 2014
Luxembourg joins France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Wales, Spain, Portugal, Iceland and 19 U.S. states in marriage. ...
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NW Adoption Exchange Aims for New Media Campaign

April 16, 2014
In March, Northwest Resource Associates was awarded the All Children – All Families Seal of Recognition by the Human Rights Campaign. ...
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Christie Vetoes Transgender Birth Certificate Bill

January 15, 2014
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill passed by strong majorities in the New Jersey House and Senate that would allow transgender people to update the gender marker on their birth certificates to match their lived gender. ...
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Federal Judge Strikes Down OK Marriage Ban

January 14, 2014
Tuesday a federal judge in Oklahoma struck down the state’s marriage ban, saying that the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection. ...
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Cook County Expedites Marriage Licenses

December 31, 2013
A federal court ordered the Cook County Clerk's office to immediately issue marriage licenses to all Illinois same-sex couples who, because of a life-threatening illness, cannot wait until next summer to get married. ...
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Gay Teacher Fired for Wanting to Marry Partner

December 17, 2013
Though gay teacher Michael Griffin brought his long-term boyfriend to school functions and even visited the headmaster’s house together, he apparently crossed the line when he got his marriage license in New Jersey last week. ...
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The Business of Marriage: Million Boost Expected

November 18, 2013
A study from the UCLA School of Law Williams Institute expects Illinois’ wedding businesses to see a million increase and million increase in tourism for out-of-town guests in the first three years of legalization and would create 281 new jobs in Illinois.

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