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Same-Sex Adoption Now Legal in Virginia

FAMILY | By John Riley | Oct 18
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Friday issued a bulletin to local social service divisions throughout the commonwealth that adoption between same-sex spouses is both legal and recognized as valid in the state.

French Court Extends Adoption Rights to Lesbians

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

FAMILY | Sep 11
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

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 3
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

LEGAL | 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.

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

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 25
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

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’

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

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

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

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