19th February 2015
Colombia refuses to equalise adoption laws for same-sex couples 2
1:01 PM — Colombia's Constitutional Court has ruled to keep the current limits on same-sex adoption.
5th February 2015
Pope backs Slovakia referendum against equal marriage and gay adoption rights 68
5:53 PM — Pope Francis has given his blessing to a referendum that would ban marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples in Slovakia.
27th January 2015
LGBT people thinking about adoption urged to take part in webcast 1
12:24 PM — The Government Equalities Office is urging prospective adoptive parents from the LGBT community to take part in a live webcast.
UK: Magistrate who objected to gay parents remains suspended 41
11:31 AM — A Kent magistrate who was told he could return to work after completing an equality course, having objected to a gay couple adopting a child, remains suspended.
14th January 2015
Austrian court strikes down ban on gay adoption 1
1:47 PM — The Austrian Constitutional Court has lifted a ban on adoption by same-sex couples.
20th August 2014
David Cameron: I want more gay couples to adopt children 6
5:11 PM — The Prime Minister has said “prejudice” should not stop gay couples getting in the way of adopting children.
6th August 2014
US author: Gay couples are perverts that corrupt our kids 19
7:13 PM — An anti-gay activist has written a column accusing gay couples of being perverts who harm children.
24th June 2014
Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor defends anti-gay adoption agencies 29
6:43 PM — Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has defended Catholic adoption agencies that discriminate against same-sex couples.
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.
8th May 2014
Black UKIP candidate who said gay adoption is ‘child abuse’ denies party is racist 42
3:18 PM — A UKIP spokesman, who said gay people should not be allowed to adopt children and that it amounted to “abuse”, has been selected as a local candidate in Croydon.
21st February 2014
German court declines to rule on joint adoption by gay couples 16
1:13 PM — Germany’s highest court has refused to rule on allowing same-sex couples in civil partnerships the right to adopt children.
13th February 2014
Russia bans foreign gay couples from adopting children 10
11:48 AM — Russia says it will no longer allow foreign couples to adopt Russian children if their country has same-sex marriage - or if the couples are gay.
3rd February 2014
National Secular Society: Catholic adoption agency ruling ‘kicks a hole’ through gay rights law 16
3:17 PM — The National Secular Society says a Catholic adoption agency in Glasgow should not be allowed to maintain its charitable tax status because it discriminates against same-sex couples.
London: Lesbian adoption decision delayed following Somali protests 27
11:30 AM — The adoption of a child from a Somali Muslim mother to lesbian parents has been delayed following protests in north-west London.
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.
23rd January 2014
US: Kansas court rules Craigslist sperm donor liable to pay child support 7
1:03 PM — A court has ruled that a man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple in Kansas is the "legal father" of the child, and must pay child support.
13th November 2013
Northern Ireland Health Minister: The ‘natural order’ for having a child is a man and a woman 14
10:37 AM — Edwin Poots has said that while he does not regard being gay as an abomination, he believes the "natural order" for having a child is strictly between a man and a woman.
6th November 2013
Northern Ireland Assembly calls on Edwin Poots to end blood ban, or resign 5
11:59 AM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots should resign if he is unable to end the ban on gay men giving blood, the country’s Assembly has warned.