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Gay Adoption

  • 15th June 2011

    More US gay couples adopting children 9

    More US gay couples are adopting (Photo: ILGA-Europe)

    4:18 PM — Despite discouraging laws in some parts of the country, new figures say that the number of US gay couples adopting children is rising.

  • 31st May 2011

    Catholic Care plans to appeal a fourth time over gay adoption ruling 49

    Catholic Care are lodging a fourth appeal to be made exempt from the sexual orientation discrimination laws

    10:42 AM — The Leeds-based charity Catholic Care are to appeal to the Upper Tribunal in the hope of quashing the ruling forbidding them to exclude gay people when considering potential adoptive parents.

  • 26th April 2011

    Catholic charity loses appeal over gay adoption 173

    Catholic Care sought to be made exempt from the sexual orientation discrimination laws

    5:32 PM — A tribunal has thrown out a Catholic charity's bid to be exempted from equality laws which make it illegal to discriminate against gay couples who wish to adopt.

  • 25th August 2010

    Lobby groups in New South Wales react against gay adoption rights bill 3

    Full adoption rights are not yet available to LGBT couples in all Australia's states

    12:04 PM — Lobby groups in the Australian state of New South Wales are reportedly coming out against the country's upcoming parliamentary debate and conscience vote on the rights of same-sex couples to adopt children.

  • 11th February 2010

    David Cameron criticised for ‘airbrushing his memory’ over gay adoption 98

    David Cameron denied he had voted against gay couples adopting

    6:23 PM — Tory leader David Cameron has been criticised for denying he had ever voted against gay adoption. In an interview with Attitude magazine last week, Mr Cameron was asked about records which showed he voted to restrict marriage to married couples and bar gay couples from adopting children in 2002.

  • 22nd January 2010

    BBC to address portrayal of gays and lesbians 28

    The BBC will ask audiences about LGB portrayal

    1:21 PM — The BBC announced today it was undertaking a new project to improve how gays, lesbians and bisexuals are portrayed on television, radio and online. The corporation was condemned last month for an online debate on whether gays in Uganda should be executed.

  • 7th January 2010

    Jonathan Ross quits the BBC 30

    Ross said his reasons for leaving were not due to money

    12:07 PM — Jonathan Ross has announced today (Thursday) that he is leaving the BBC. The star, who got into hot water this year over a gay adoption joke last year, said his reasons for leaving were not financially motivated.

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