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Lesbian Co-Mother Awarded Visitation by Arkansas Supreme Court

Visitation isn't a given for the non-biological parent in a same-sex partnership. Credit: David McNew, Getty Images A visitation battle can be a nasty affair when a heterosexual couple splits up, but in same-sex couples, visitation and...The Arkansas Supreme Court has granted visitation rights to the former partner of a lesbian mother whose child she helped plan for and was the primary caregiver for when she was an infant.

Should Gay Parents Have the Same Rights as Other Parents?

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A case in Australia brings up an interesting question: Should gay parents have the same rights as other parents?
According an article in the Herald Sun, a family court judge ruled that a...
When a child is being raised by someone other than their biological parents, who gets to make major decisions?

Teen's Impassioned Speech Supporting Gay Marriage in Iowa Goes Viral

Advocates for same-sex unions may have found a new spokesperson in Zach Wahls. The 19-year-old University of Iowa student delivered an eloquent speech supporting gay marriage to the Iowa House of Representatives on Jan. 31 that has quickly...The University of Iowa student raised by two moms says his family is really no different from other families.

Opinion: History and I Will Shake Off Carl Paladino's Anti-Gay Remarks

New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino made anti-gay comments in a speech on Oct. 10. Credit: Don Heupel/AP
When I read about New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino criticizing gay people, I smile a little. Does...
When I read about New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino criticizing gay people, I smile a little. Does that make me a bad father?

Who Counts As Family? Some Americans Rank Same-Sex Partners Lower Than the Dog

Erick Sosa, left, and Mark Kibby enjoy a day of fun with their sons, Cole and Parker Sosa-Kibby. Credit: Dave Ouano Photography
Despite a growing acceptance of gay and lesbian couples, 30 percent of Americans still think pets rank higher than a...
Unmarried same-sex couples with children, as well as married gay and lesbian couples with kids, are quickly gaining acceptance as families by Americans, according to a study released this month. But, when children are not involved, same-sex married partners rank lower than the family dog in the who is family, who is not category.

Florida's Governor Suddenly Sunny on Subject of Gay Adoption

Conservatives in Florida are checking Gov. Charlie Crist's basement for pods. They fear space aliens may have taken over his brain. Gay space aliens. Elected as a "traditional family" Republican in 2006, Crist is now an independent running...Although firmly opposed to same-sex adoption four years ago, Florida Gov. Crist announced Sept. 13 that he's considering dropping the state's effort to uphold its ban on such adoptions.

Opinion: 'The Kids are All Right?' Not Really; Just So-So

Annette Bening and Julianne Moore play a lesbian couple with teenage children. Credit: Focus Features
"Casablanca" was a good movie, but you know what would have made it great? Lesbians! Imagine if Warner Bros. had simply cast Katharine...

New York Court Defends Rights of Same-Sex Parents

Advocates of parenting rights for same-sex couples found encouragement in two decisions by the New York Court of Appeals Tuesday. In one case, a lesbian couple entered into a civil union in Vermont. After one of the women conceived a child...

Same Sex Marriage, Diaper Emergencies, and Messy Bedrooms - Links We Love

We all know the Internet is chock full of helpful advice. One dad even used it to learn how to deliver his own baby when his wife went into labor. Can you imagine his Google search? "Wife in labor ... halp!" -- CafeMom Iowa's Supreme Court upholds...

Divorced Mom Not Allowed to Have Lesbian Partner in Home

A divorced Tennessee mom of two was recently told by the court that her lesbian partner of nine years can no longer "sleep over" when her kids are in the home. The reason? A "paramour restriction" imposed by a judge, despite the fact that a...

Mayor's daughter leads him to the right answer

I came across an amazing video featuring the mayor of San Diego, California. In it, he explains that, contrary to what everyone expected, he planned to "sign a resolution that the city council passed yesterday directing the city attorney to file a...

Mother guilty of bigamy in same-sex partnership

In 2005, Britain passed the Civil Partnerships Act, which allows same-sex couples to marry. While this law may have forever changed marriage in Britain, it does not change the fact that you are still only allowed to be married to one person at a...

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