adoption

  • Judge Opposed to Gay Adoptions has Rule Change Blocked

    (AP) A Kentucky judge who declared his conscientious objection to handling adoption cases involving gay adults has been blocked from changing how he reviews adoption cases.

  • Just A Cali Girl

    Six year young Cali (ID 575328) can’t wait to meet you.  This 65 pound shepherd mix is super sweet and may want to try and crawl into your lap for belly rubs.  She gets along with other dogs and kids and Cali is potty-trained.  She’ll enjoy lounging on the couch with you or going for leisurely walks.  Stop by the Humane Society of Broward County and meet Cali, she might be your new BFF.

  • Lesbian Mother Appeals Alabama Adoption Decision

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — A lesbian parent in Alabama asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to review her case after Alabama judges refused to recognize her adoption that was granted in another state.

  • Man Adopted In Kentucky By Member of Same-Sex Couple

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) _ A Kentucky judge has finalized the adoption of a 28-year-old man by a woman who was legally married to his mother in Massachusetts, the first step-parent adoption by a member of a same-sex couple in Fayette County and possibly the state following a federal court ruling.

  • Mexican Court Overturns Law Preventing Gay Adoptions

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Supreme Court has overturned a law in the southeastern state of Campeche prohibiting adoptions by same-sex couples.

  • Michigan House Approves Bills Permitting Agencies To Refuse Adoptions Based On Religion

    LANSING, Michigan — Faith-based adoption agencies could refuse to participate in adoptions that violate their religious beliefs under bills approved Wednesday by the Republican-led state House.

  • Montana's Appeal of Gay Marriage Ruling Dismissed

    Helena, MT - A federal appeals court has formally dismissed Montana's gay marriage case now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples have the right to wed.

  • MS Supreme Court to Decide If Divorced Lesbian Couple Can Both Be Biological Parents

    The Mississippi Supreme Court will soon decide if a lesbian couple can both be labeled as the biological parent now that that they are divorced.

  • Nebraska Same-Sex Couples Win Round In Court

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three same sex couples can go ahead with their lawsuit challenging a Nebraska policy preventing them and all unmarried couples from serving as foster parents, a judge ruled.

  • No Checks, Please: IRS No Longer Takes Checks for $100M

    Owe the tax man $100 million or more? Your check is no good at the IRS.

  • Odd One Out

    After having a home for four years, Odd Ball (573262) now finds himself homeless because his family had no time for him.  This fellow is a 50-pound Labrador retriever mix who gets along with other dogs, cats and people of all ages.  Because his family did not spend a lot of time with him, Odd Ball would benefit from going to doggie school.  The shelter dog trainers say he is very sweet and would be a wonderful companion. 

  • One Big Heart!

    Calling all BIG dog lovers… Onyx (ID 571138) is waiting to meet you. This fellow is a four-year-old, 102-pound Great Dane mix who gets along with other pets and kids ages five and up.  Onyx is super sweet and loves to be with people.  He also likes to get comfy on the couch, especially when you’re not home. Onyx doesn’t realize how big he actually is, and could benefit from going to obedience classes.

  • OpEd: Post Marriage Equality We Need To Get Our Priorities In Order

    Homeless LGBT need our support more than ever

  • Opening Line: October 7, 2015

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  • Opinion: Miami Log Cabin Republicans Blast Obama Over Cuba

    Today is a sad day for Freedom. It is a sad day for the Cuban Americans of the United States of America and the Cuban people still on the Island. Today, a slap in the face is given to all Cubans and Cuban Americans. The raising of our very own flag – a symbol of Freedom to all the world will be raised in a Country that not only oppresses its people, but hates Freedom. As we are witness to this today, let’s remember that Cuba is still under communist rule, bringing nothing but oppression and pain to the Cuban people. Nothing has changed and nothing will change unless the Cuban Government starts to realize that Freedom is essential and that the Cuban people deserve to be treated as equal human beings and have open and fair elections.

  • Penis 'Mutilated' After Surgery; Ex-Boynton Doctor From Tamarac Accused

    A former Boynton Beach plastic surgeon who lost his license to practice medicine seven years ago remained jailed in Broward County on Tuesday, charged with a botched surgery that left a man with a deformed penis and unable to have sex.

  • Pets: Add Some Sweetness to Your Life

    Handsome Nero (590033) is just seven months old and looking for a family to love…can you make his wish come true?  Nero is incredibly sweet and loves to be held.  He enjoys being pet and previously lived with kids ages four and up and got along great with them.  Can this fellow, who looks like a miniature black panther, be your new friend?

  • Poll: Young Americans Favor LGBT Rights on Adoption, More

    (AP) Young people in America overwhelmingly support LGBT rights when it comes to policies on employment, health care and adoption, according to a new survey.

  • Portugal Allows Same-Sex Adoption, Artificial Insemination

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's Parliament has approved laws allowing same-sex couples to legally adopt children and permitting lesbians to obtain medically assisted fertilization.

  • Portugal's President Blocks Laws on Gay Adoption, Abortion

    Portugal's president has vetoed bills recently passed by Parliament that granted full adoption rights to same-sex couples and removed abortion restrictions.