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As hobbies go, genealogical research is not exactly on par with snowboarding -- it ranks right up there with stamp collecting in its total lack of "cool" factor. Does anything really say "geek" more than an obsession with family trees? But that's ...I can trace my family's trademark ski nose back three generations but I can't tell my daughter where she got her cute little button nose.
Just as New York legislators are voting on a bill that would legalize gay marriage in the state, the U.S. Census has released data that could have a huge impact on the vote. The census counted same-sex couples and their children for the first t...The new data could play into the same-sex marriage debate.
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.
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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 41-...When a child is being raised by someone other than their biological parents, who gets to make major decisions?
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 gon...The University of Iowa student raised by two moms says his family is really no different from other families.
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?
Erick Sosa, left, and Mark Kibby enjoy a day of fun with their sons, Cole and Parker Sosa-Kibby. Credit: Dave Ouano PhotographyDespite a growing acceptance of gay and lesbian couples, 30 percent of Americans still think pets rank higher than a g...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.
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 fo...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.
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 Hep...
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 throu...
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...
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 psycholog...
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 br...
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 time...
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