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Florida Updates Birth Certificate Policy

By John McDonald | Jan 21
Two years later, Florida's same-sex married couples finally have their family paperwork in order.

National Foster Care Month Emphasizes Every Child Deserves a Family

By EDGE | May 5
Family Equality Council has announced its 2015 National Adoption Month Campaign to coincide with the re-introduction of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act in May.

Blue Cross to Offer Gay NC Couples Family Policies

Jan 29
North Carolina’s largest insurer is reversing course and now says it will offer family coverage to same-sex married couples and domestic partners in new policies.

Federal Judge Orders Ohio Officials to Recognize Same-Sex Couple’s Marriage

By Justin Snow | Jul 27
A federal judge Monday ordered Ohio officials to recognize the marriage of a same-sex couple wed in Maryland on the death certificate of one of the two men currently in hospice care.

New Book Series About LGBT-Headed Families

Sep 17
Rainbow Rumpus’s downloadable books help introduce the concept of families headed by LGBT parents to children’s classrooms. ¬†Each contains information about how to talk about LGBT-headed families with children in an age appropriate way.

HRC Announces Partnership with RaiseAChild

Apr 5
Human Rights Campaign announced a new partnership with RaiseAChild.US, a nonprofit with the mission to promote and encourage the LGBT community to build families of their own through fostering and adoption.

Five Couples Ask Court to Recognize Families for U.S. Immigration Purposes

Apr 4
Five lesbian and gay couples filed suit in the Eastern District of New York, challenging Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevents lesbian and gay American citizens from sponsoring their spouses for green cards.

Adoptive Parenting Increases with Same-Sex Couples

Feb 17
Proportionally fewer same-sex couples are raising children today than in 2006, and their families reflect greater racial/ethnic and socioeconomic diversity than often represented in the media and academic research, according to new analyses.

Children’s Book Supports Chinese Tradition of Same-Sex Silk Workers’ Marriages

Feb 5
The movement for marriage equality in the United States stands on the shoulders of a centuries-long Chinese tradition, according to new information published by Rainbow Rumpus, the online magazine for kids and teens with LGBT parents.

NYC’s LGBT Center Hosts "Families" to Help LGBT Youth

Jan 10
On the evening of Tuesday, January 10, New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center will host an event titled "Families: The Missing Link in Reducing Risk & Promoting Well-Being of LGBT Youth."

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