At gay pride marches around the country this month, there will be celebrations of marriage, a national right that, at just two years old, feels freshly exuberant to many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. But while questions of marriage are largely settled, same-sex couples who choose to have children still face a patchwork of laws around the country that define who is and who can be a parent. This introduces a rash of complications about where L. Adoption laws, for example, can be extremely contradictory.
Equality in Marriage May Not Bring Equality in Adoption
In good faith? U.S. legal battle over gay adoption intensifies - Reuters
Reverend Matthew Bode has been with his husband since , after the two met through mutual friends in the Michigan community where they do social-justice work. In , they wed at a public religious ceremony attended by loved ones. Both men knew they wanted to be parents at some point, though neither felt the need to have a biological child. So, about a year and a half ago, they started to foster children in Detroit, a city Bode has called home since He and his husband are now in the process of adopting two girls—sisters—whom they fostered.
In good faith? U.S. legal battle over gay adoption intensifies
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A proposed rule by the Trump administration would allow foster care and adoption agencies to deny their services to L. The Department of Health and Human Services on Friday released the proposed rule , which would roll back a discrimination regulation instituted by the administration of President Barack Obama that included sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes. Brogan-Kator said. The proposed rule could be published in the Federal Register as early as Monday, followed by a day comment period.