Tag: Adoption

LGBTQ families

The US State Department Eliminates Policy That Denied Citizenship to Some Children of Same-Sex Couples

For years, many children born abroad to married same-sex couples have been denied U.S. citizenship. The government claimed that if the child didn’t have a biological tie to a parent who is an American citizen, their request for citizenship was invalid. But on May 18, that heartbreaking and unjust policy…

Alabama Signs Hateful Anti-LGBT Adoption Law

Alabama just made it much harder for LGBT parents to adopt children from certain adoption agencies. Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed House Bill 24, titled the Alabama Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act, which “prohibit[s] the state from refusing to license or renew the license of a child placing agency on…

Gay-bashing Lawmakers on the Attack Despite Big Gains in LGBT Acceptance

By Michael Nam Photo by Shutterstock While great progress has been made for LGBT rights in a seemingly short period of time, challenges remain in protecting those rights from gay-bashing legislators. With public sentiment shifting rapidly on the issue of marriage equality, anti-LGBT crusaders have updated tactics, including pursuing “religious…