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Aimee Stephens, Transgender Plaintiff in Supreme Court Case, Dies at 59

Aimee Stephens, who was fired from her job in 2013 after she announced to her colleagues in a letter that […]

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Anderson Cooper Welcomes Baby Boy Via Surrogate: 'I Am Beyond Happy'

Anderson Cooper is a dad — surprise! Anderson Cooper, the longtime news anchor, 52, revealed the happy news on Instagram […]

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Phyllis Lyon, on Right, Lesbian Activist and Gay Marriage Trailblazer, Dies at 95

When Phyllis Lyon married her partner of 55 years in 2008, they formed the first legal gay union in California. […]

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New York State Legalizes Gestational Surrogacy

  New York State Legalizes Gestational Surrogacy A protracted battle over the future of compensated gestational surrogacy in New York […]

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The UK Supreme Court awards damages for commercial surrogacy

A landmark ruling by The UK Supreme Court awards damages to a woman for Californian commercial surrogacy following a delay […]

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Shielding the Fetus From the Coronavirus

New studies suggest the Coronavirus can cross the placenta to the fetus, but newborns have been mildly affected if at […]

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Richard E. Weber, Beloved Lawyer Dies From Coronavirus Complications

Richard E. Weber will be remembered as having brought ‘joy and exuberance’ to everything he did. We have some unfortunate […]

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Israeli Supreme Court rules same-sex couples be given access to surrogacy

In an apparent rebuke to government, the Israeli Supreme Court justices say current law that excludes LGBT couples, harms ‘right […]

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South Dakota Senate panel narrowly defeats commercial surrogacy ban

A South Dakota Senate committee on Wednesday narrowly rejected a measure that would have criminalized commercial surrogate pregnancy agents, making […]

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Fertility Fraud: The U.S. Is Experiencing An Explosion Of Legislation. And That’s A Good Thing

More and more cases of fertility fraud have been uncovered. And more and more lawsuits have been filed. However, each […]

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Putin says he won’t allow for LGBTQ families or marriages in Russia

Putin told reporters that he’s considering a constitutional amendment that would ensure that all parents of children “will be dad […]

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French Senate passes bioethics law allowing lesbians to artificially procreate

The bill passed by the French Senate is watered down but still extremely transgressive. The French Senate adopted the draft […]

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Virginia Senate approves bill to prevent surrogates from being forced to abort multiples

The Virginia Senate unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would prevent surrogates from either being required to or prohibited from […]

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Dozens of anti-LGBTQ state bills already proposed in 2020, advocates warn

Many of the anti-LGBTQ state bills focus on transgender youth, including legislation in South Dakota that would make it a […]

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Tennessee lawmakers pass legislation allowing adoption agencies to deny gay couples

Tennessee lawmakers are already making waves on the first day of the Legislative Session with passing a bill that would […]

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How will LGBT history be taught in New Jersey schools after new law?

New Jersey schools will teach LGBT history under a new state law, but what does that mean for the classroom? […]

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NYS Lawmakers Reviving Paid Gestational Surrogacy Push

Will Cuomo’s help prove key in opening up option, gestational surrogacy, important to gay couples? The contested effort to legalize […]

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Methodist Split Over Same-Sex Marriage - United Methodist Church to Divide

Under an agreement to be voted on in May, a new “traditionalist Methodist” denomination would split over same-sex marriage and […]

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Croatian court allows gay couple to become foster parents

A Croatian gay couple are set to become foster parents after a landmark ruling by a Zagreb court, local media […]

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Utah boy speaks out after he says teacher bullied him for having gay parents

A Utah boy is speaking out after he says he was bullied by a substitute teacher for being adopted by […]

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