27th January 2015
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.
18th November 2014
Male model Big Brother contestant: I was ashamed of my lesbian mother 16
1:34 PM — A Big Brother Australia contestant says he previously was ashamed of his mother due to her sexual orientation.
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."
28th July 2014
Study praised for showing that ‘gay men can make great dads’ 2
1:08 PM — A study at Oregon State University has found that men are equally as good at being a child’s primary caregiver as women.
2nd July 2014
US: New Hampshire Supreme Court sides with ex-partner of girl’s biological mother in custody case 1
9:13 PM — New Hampshire Supreme Court has unanimously sided with the ex-partner of a 12-year-old girl's biological mother in a custody case, making the ex-partner a parent under law. The ruling came on Wednesday, making New Hampshire the fourth state in the US to extend parental protections to same-sex parents, regardless of whether they have a biological connection to the child.
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.
30th April 2014
Christians who believe gay parents ‘blight’ a child’s development hold London conference 18
4:58 PM — Anti-gay Christians who claim same-sex parents resemble a possible “blight on normal human development” have staged a conference in London.
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.
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.
3rd February 2014
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.
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.
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.
25th December 2013
Israel: Tax credits bill for male same-sex couples passes preliminary reading 3
3:26 PM — A bill designed to give male same-sex couples with children the same tax benefits as heterosexual parents has passed its preliminary reading in the Israeli legislature, the Knesset. The bill, which was introduced by Finance Minister Yair Lapid and sponsored by Yesh Atid member MK Adi Kol, passed comfortably with 40 votes in favour against […]
21st November 2013
Green leader slams Northern Ireland Health Minister’s views against gay parents 7
7:26 PM — Steven Agnew, the leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland has criticised the country’s Health Minster, Edwin Poots, for his opposition to same-sex parents.
29th October 2013
Feature: The best LGBT picture books for children 5
6:20 PM — Author and lecturer B.J. Epstein writes for PinkNews.co.uk of how LGBT families and children can benefit from picture books that are designed to cater for them.
23rd October 2013
Northern Ireland Health Minister ‘disappointed’ at losing fight against gay adoption rights 12
11:55 AM — Edwin Poots says he’s “disappointed” at the UK Supreme Court for dismissing his latest legal challenge against adoption rights for same-sex couples.
22nd October 2013
UK Supreme Court rejects Northern Ireland Health Minister’s appeal against gay adoption 10
6:14 PM — The UK Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to overturn a court ruling in favour of same-sex and unmarried couples adopting children in Northern Ireland.
17th October 2013
US: New IVF procedure helps lesbian couples become parents 1
2:48 PM — An increasing amount of female same-sex couples are undergoing a new IVF procedure which allows both women to share the biological role when having a child.
7th October 2013
Northern Ireland gay couple use English adoption route in order to bypass anti-gay ban 2
12:12 PM — A gay couple living in Northern Ireland have said they went to England to adopt in order to get round NI's gay adoption ban.