29th August 2014
Italy: First gay couple allowed to adopt a child
3:06 PM — A lesbian couple in Italy has become the first to be allowed to adopt a child by a court.
4th August 2014
US: New bill gives religious adoption agencies the ability to reject same-sex applicants 2
6:20 PM — Two Republican political figures have introduced a bill that seeks to allow adoption and foster-care agencies the ability to deny services based on their "religious beliefs and moral convictions."
20th July 2014
Two and a Half Men exec: It won’t surprise me if sham gay marriage storyline offends people 20
12:28 PM — The executive producer of Two and a Half Men has said he "won't be surprised" if people are offended by a storyline in which Ashton Kutcher's straight character Walden enters into a same-sex marriage to make it easier for him to adopt a child.
18th July 2014
Two and a Half Men to end with sham gay marriage and adoption 8
2:51 PM — Popular US television series 'Two and a Half Men' is coming to an end, and producers have announced that in its next and final season, Ashton Kutcher's straight character Walden will enter into a same-sex marriage to make it easier for him to adopt a child.
5th July 2014
Study: Children raised by same-sex parents are ‘healthier and happier’ 31
11:44 AM — Children raised by same-sex parents are both healthier and happier than others, a study has found.
3rd July 2014
Italy: Interior Minister ‘open’ to gay civil unions, but remains against equal marriage and adoption 5
3:52 PM — In a mixed bag of comments on Thursday, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano, appeared to suggest he was "open" to the idea of introducing civil partnerships, including for gay couples.
Archbishop of Singapore apologises, adds, ‘gay relationships contradict God’s laws’ 34
1:00 PM — The Archbishop of Singapore has apologised for a letter in which he condemned the gay “lifestyle” as “detrimental to society”, but has restated his view that homosexuality “contradicts the natural laws of God”.
18th June 2014
US: Texas denies same-sex couple parental rights to twin sons 13
1:21 PM — A Texas gay couple have been denied parental rights to their newborn twin sons, despite biologically fathering one each.
15th June 2014
Obama: My administration supports all fathers, gay or straight 1
11:11 AM — Barack Obama has paid tribute to gay fathers, during his annual Father's Day proclamation.
2nd June 2014
Christian Concern worried that a gay couple adopted children neglected by their Catholic parents 61
1:49 PM — The head of Christian Concern has spoken out to express her "concern" at the decision by a judge to allow a gay couple to adopt two children against the wishes of their Catholic birth parents, despite that they used to beat them.
1st June 2014
Israel: Gay surrogacy bill gains cabinet approval
5:35 PM — Israel's surrogacy bill has gained the approval of the cabinet, overcoming a hurdle and becoming one step closer to law.
29th May 2014
Australia: Gay couple win legal battle to be named on birth certificate 3
7:42 PM — A lesbian couple in Queensland, Australia, have won a legal battle to have both their names added to the birth certificate of their children.
24th May 2014
UK: Court denies attempt by Slovak parents to block adoption by gay couple 28
1:19 PM — A court has rejected an attempt by Slovak parents to block the adoption of their children by a same-sex couple.
23rd May 2014
Germany: Gay couples receive limited adoption rights 7
5:51 PM — The German Parliament has ruled that same-sex couples in civil unions can legally adopt a partner's child.
20th May 2014
Rise in the number of gay couples adopting in Nottinghamshire
11:58 AM — Nottinghamshire has well above the national average of gay adoptive parents, figures show.
12th May 2014
US: Judge quits after ‘invasive’ reports reveal his gay hookup app profile 16
9:35 PM — A Florida judge who struck down a ban on same-sex adoption has resigned from his post, following reports that he used gay hookup app Manhunt.
9th May 2014
US: Attorney for Kentucky Governor argues that gay couples ‘can’t naturally procreate’ so shouldn’t marry 8
5:40 PM — Attorneys acting on behalf of the Governor of Kentucky have argued that same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry because they cannot "naturally procreate."
2nd May 2014
French lesbian couple told they cannot adopt child – despite biological link 2
1:20 PM — A lesbian couple in France have been barred from adopting a child – despite one of them being its birth mother.
1st May 2014
ITV to broadcast moving story of gay couple who have 4 adopted children 4
2:51 PM — One of the first ever gay couple to adopt children in Stoke-on-Trent will share their emotional story in an ITV documentary to be shown tonight.
29th April 2014
US: Lesbian couple ‘devastated’ after their adopted 4-month-old son killed by teen father 10
5:20 PM — A teenage father of a baby boy who died just weeks after his birth mother took him back from his lesbian adoptive parents has been charged with murder.