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Couples win lawsuit over donated eggs with genetic defect

Two couples that gave birth to children with a genetic defect later traced to donated eggs won a lawsuit against […]

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A judge said an anonymous sperm donor is a boy’s real parent & not his lesbian mom

A lesbian mom is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to rule that she is the legal parent of a child […]

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Australia Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal

Australia’s Parliament voted overwhelmingly to legalize same-sex marriage on Thursday, overcoming years of conservative resistance to enact change that the […]

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Marriage Equality in Austria approved by Constitutional Court

Austria’s top court has ruled that current laws are discriminatory and must be lifted by 2019. Same-sex couples have so […]

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Justices Sharply Divided in Wedding Cake Case

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who almost certainly holds the crucial vote in the case of a Colorado baker who refused […]

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Supreme Court rejects Texas case on gay-marriage benefits

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Texas ruling that said the right to a marriage license did not […]

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Woman With Transplanted Uterus Gives Birth, the First in the U.S.

For the first time in the United States, a woman who had a uterus transplant has given birth. The mother, […]

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A Historic Tax Heist

With barely a vote to spare early Saturday morning, the Senate passed a tax bill confirming that the Republican leaders’ […]

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India’s Gay Rights Activists Seize Momentum After Landmark Ruling

At a jammed intersection in New Delhi, a passing parade of people announced their mission with a single word in […]

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Australia Senate approves same-sex marriage bill

The Australian Senate has approved a bill that would extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. Lawmakers approved the measure by […]

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Who’d Gain From an Estate Tax Rollback: The 0.2 Percenters

Who’d Gain From an Estate Tax Rollback: The 0.2 Percenters Supporters and critics of the Republican tax bills argue over […]

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Australians Say ‘Yes’ to Same-Sex Marriage, Clearing Path for Legalization

A solid majority of Australians voted in favor of same-sex marriage in a historic survey that, while not binding, paves […]

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Debra Chasnoff, Whose Films Redefined Gay Families, Dies at 60

Debra Chasnoff, an Oscar-winning documentarian whose educational films promoted greater tolerance for gays and lesbians, died on Nov. 7 at […]

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Germany Must Allow Third Gender Category, Court Rules

Germany must create a third gender category for people who do not identify as either male or female or were […]

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Battle Over Rights Inspires More Transgender Political Candidates

Nearly 30 races in the 2017-18 U.S. election cycle already have a transgender candidate, up from 13 in 2015-16, according […]

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Family judge quits after refusing to approve adoptions by gay couples

A judge has resigned from the bench because he doesn’t want to oversee same-sex adoptions. Judge Nance’s order registered an […]

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Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Provide Children in Foster Care the Right to Visit Their Siblings

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to affirmatively give siblings separated by foster care the right to visit and […]

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Historic Missouri Ruling Adds LGBT Protections To Sex Discrimination Law

A landmark Missouri case “simply recognizes the manifold ways sex discrimination manifests itself,” an appeals court ruled. A Missouri Court […]

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Irish government to pay for couples to have IVF treatment and outlaw commercial surrogacy

The Government will today commit to funding IVF treatment for couples unable to conceive from 2019. Minister for Health Simon Harris is […]

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New York's Highest Court Gets Its First Openly Gay Jurist - Paul Feinman

The first openly gay member of New York state’s highest court, Paul Feinman, is being sworn in. Judge Paul Feinman […]

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