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(stock photo via Depositphotos) After two dads in Russia took one of their adopted children to a Moscow hospital for treatment, doctors notified Russian authorities and the children have now been taken from the couple. Gay Star News reports that the men took the child to the emergency room on June 19 for a suspected case of appendicitis.  But when hospital staff realized the boy had two dads, they were reported to the Investigative Committee of Russia. Adoption by gay couples isn’t...

Photo by Dimitri de Vries on Unsplash Two gay men are at the center of a trial because they adopted children in Russia. Russia’s Investigative Committee announced on Wednesday that it has opened an unprecedented criminal case against two Moscow social workers. The government is upset that the officials allowed a gay couple to adopt two boys back in 2010, according to AFP. “Nothing like this has happened before,” said lawyer Maksim Olenichev of Vykhod (Coming Out) support group based in the...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc faces more questioning by U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted. The social media company is fighting to get Washington on its side after it shocked regulators and lawmakers with its announcement on June 18 that it was hoping to launch a new digital coin called Libra in 2020. Since...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers quizzed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout a day earlier when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted. The social media company is fighting to get Washington on its side after it shocked regulators and lawmakers with its announcement on June 18 that it was hoping to launch a new digital coin called Libra in 2020. It has...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway defied a subpoena and failed to appear on Monday at a congressional hearing about allegations she violated the Hatch Act, a law that limits federal employees’ political activity. The top White House lawyer directed Conway not to appear at the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee hearing, arguing that current and former White House officials were “absolutely immune” from being required to testify before Congress, according to a letter released...

Pride is just a week away, and what better way for the Trump administration to commemorate it than by unleashing a series of attacks on the LGBTQ community? The administration, which is little more than a wholly owned subsidiary of the religious right, already has a dreadful track record. But in the past few weeks, Trump and his cronies have gone out of their way to make things even worse, if that’s possible. The latest salvo came Friday, when the administration...
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The High Court of Singapore made a surprising ruling that allowed a same-sex couple to adopt their child who was conceived through surrogacy in the United States, according to South China Morning Post. The couple was denied the right to adopt last year. A three-judge panel led by Sundaresh Menon ruled that the adoption bid should go through as it would “increase the child’s prospects of acquiring Singapore citizenship and securing long-term residence in Singapore." The court considered Singapore's public policy...

He also called one of the men a 'n*gro' People are calling for the resignation of Austrian politician Bruno Weber after he used homphobic and racial slurs. Weber made the remarks on a Facebook post showing an advertisement from ÖBB, the country’s nationalised railway service. The photo shows an interracial gay couple with a child. Weber is a member of the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ). His fellow member, Manfred Pühringer, made the initial post, asking: ‘It’s not nice, is it?’ Weber commented: ‘That’s...
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'You wouldn’t say that to a straight couple' Tom Daley has hit out at people who ask he and husband Dustin Lance Black why they chose to have a baby via surrogacy over adoption. In a new interview the Olympic diver points out that people ‘wouldn’t say that to a straight couple.’ Speaking to The Telegraph, Tom explained: ‘Lots of people say, “why don’t you adopt?”. You wouldn’t say that to a straight couple. You wouldn’t say: “Why do you deserve to...
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Richard adopted his son in 2003 when the boy was five years old: the young man is now in the US Navy A gay dad has told parenting website Gays With Kids about his reaction to discovering his son getting a tattoo. Richard adopted his son, Jonathan, in 2005 in New Jersey when the boy was just aged five. At the time, Richard was in a long-term relationship with another man. The two men split up around four years ago and...
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However the ban on same-sex couples adopting still stands… In a landmark move, Greece’s Hellenic Parliament has voted to allow same-sex couples in civil partnerships to foster children by 161-103 votes. However, despite the passing of the milestone legislation, a ban on same-sex couples adopting children in the country still stands. The passing of the legislation was praised by the country’s Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras. According to The Greek Observer, he said that the legislation was a “humane obligation” towards those...
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One lawmaker who voted in favor of the bill, which the governor has pledge to sign into law, said it was necessary to stop the "homosexual agenda." In the early hours of Friday morning, Kansas lawmakers passed legislation making it legal to discriminate against same-sex couples looking to adopt. After weeks of inaction, the Senate passed the bill 24-15, after the House approved it earlier on Thursday night with a 63-58 vote. It now heads to the desk of Gov. Jeff...
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A couple days ago, I posted an article explaining that gay marriage is not the anti-thesis of marriage (as one internet troll announced). In that post, I also shared some wonderful posts celebrating gay marriage, gay love, and gay parenting. That said, I realized that there is always room for more posts focusing on these topics, so that’s what this post is trying to do. But what’s better than just talking about how gay parents are great? Showing you. And thanks...
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As gay marriage is now legal across all 50 states of America, it seems that the next issue that LGBTQ couples are fighting for is the right to parent. We’ve already talked about the growing struggle between right wing politicians, LGBTQ couples, and adoption agencies in Georgia (with tv/movie creatives also getting involved), and now it seems a similar struggle is surfacing in Pennsylvania. The trouble started when a lesbian couple went to an orientation meeting for a foster/adoption agency. Magan...

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Today this video blog became viral. John Barrowman, a star of “Doctor Who”, “Torchwood” and  TV’s Arrow, shot his daily video blog near the swimming pool. His...

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