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.
24th March 2014
Italy: Bullied teen put into care for being gay 7
1:11 PM — A bullied gay teenager in a small Italian town was put into care because of his sexuality.
22nd March 2014
Graham Norton: I was going to become a dad, but I’ve left it too late now 10
12:56 PM — Comedian and presenter Graham Norton has reflected on not having become a father, saying he considered it but that he thinks he has left it too late now.
17th March 2014
Scottish Catholic adoption agency given green light to continue discriminating against gays 6
1:55 PM — The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator will not appeal a court ruling quashing its decision to revoke charitable status from an anti-gay Catholic adoption agency.
3rd March 2014
England: Number of gay couples adopting children doubles 3
3:43 PM — Figures show the number of same-sex couples adopting children in England has doubled in the past four years.
Survey: One in three LGBT people believe they can’t foster or adopt 4
1:14 PM — More than a third of LGBT people in the UK believe their sexuality is a barrier when considering adoption, new research shows.
24th February 2014
Opposition to gay relationships in Northern Ireland falls dramatically 8
4:39 PM — The percentage of people opposed to gay relationships in Northern Ireland has dropped from three quarters to a quarter over a period of 25 years.
1st February 2014
Scotland: Catholic adoption agency which does not consider gay people wins back charitable status 59
9:10 AM — A Catholic adoption agency based in Glasgow has won an appeal against a ruling which removed its charitable status as it refused to consider same-sex parents.
29th January 2014
London: Somali women protest over lesbian adoption decision 72
3:38 PM — More than 50 Somali women in north-west London have staged a protest at the decision of authorities to place a child into the care of a lesbian couple.
27th January 2014
Israel to legalise surrogacy for gay couples 4
2:45 PM — Israel will legalise surrogacy for gay couples and has begun to issue passports for babies born via surrogacy abroad, ministers have announced.
22nd January 2014
Irish Government: Gay couples to get parental rights ‘regardless of equal marriage referendum’ 3
1:35 PM — Irish equality minister Alan Shatter says he plans to bring in laws to establish equal parenthood rights for gay couples, regardless of the outcome of an upcoming referendum on equal marriage.
7th January 2014
Miley Cyrus dons Marc Jacobs top in support of same-sex parenting 1
6:22 PM — Miley Cyrus has offered her support for the LGBT community once again - this time with a Marc by Marc Jacobs t-shirt featuring lesbian parents.
31st December 2013
Malta Equality Commission: It is a human right for same-sex families to be able to adopt
3:50 PM — The equality commission in Malta has condemned recent statements "against the recognition of same-sex families" and said that it is the human right of same-sex couples to be given the right to adopt.
11th December 2013
Northern Ireland lifts ban on allowing gay couples to adopt 13
11:59 AM — Northern Ireland has lifted its ban on gay couples in civil partnerships adopting children.