21st November 2012
Irish gay parents to receive greater legal protection 7
7:19 PM — Ireland’s Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) has welcomed comments made by Justice Minister Alan Shatter on the need to improve legal provision for gay parents.
5th November 2012
Video: UK same-sex parenting campaign film launched 11
10:28 AM — A new film, highlighting the discrimination faced by same-sex parents, has been launched to coincide with the UK’s National Adoption Week.
25th October 2012
Romney rejected birth certificates of children from gay parents 25
9:40 PM — Mitt Romney is being accused of deliberately trying to make it harder for same-sex couples to register the birth details of their children during his time as governor of Massachusetts.
24th October 2012
Parental rights to be extended for LGBT families in the Netherlands 5
11:44 PM — The government in the Netherlands is looking to change the law to take into account its 25,000 LGBT families, and issues faced by step-parents or sperm donors.
18th October 2012
Northern Ireland Health minister to challenge gay adoption ruling 35
3:08 PM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots has announced he will challenge a landmark ruling to overturn the ban that prevents gay couples in civil partnerships from adopting in the country.
Northern Ireland gay adoption ban ruled unlawful 12
12:07 PM — The ban preventing gay couples in civil partnerships and unmarried straight couples from adopting children in Northern Ireland has been deemed unlawful, a High Court judge has ruled.
19th September 2012
Rupert Everett attempts to downplay gay parenting row 58
4:03 PM — Last weekend, the Sunday Times published an interview with the 53-year-old star, in which he said that he couldn’t think of “anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads”.
16th September 2012
Rupert Everett: Gay parents? I can’t think of anything worse 184
5:13 PM — Rupert Everett, star of the, St Trinians films, has been criticised by gay rights advocates for saying that he thinks only straight couples should have children.
7th September 2012
UK LGBT community urged to think about becoming parents 13
4:03 PM — The number of same-sex couples and individuals having children is on the increase, according to the organisers of this year’s Alternative Parenting Show.
13th October 2011
US Supreme Court refuses to hear gay parents’ appeal 23
4:22 PM — The US Supreme Court has refused to hear the case of a gay couple who wanted both their names on the birth certificate of a boy they adopted. Oren Adar and Mickey Smith, of New Orleans, adopted the Louisiana-born boy in 2006 in New York.
3rd October 2011
UK passport forms to accommodate gay parents 31
10:13 AM — From December, gay parents applying for passports for their children will not have to list themselves as 'mother' and 'father'. The Identity and Passport Service said the amendments would be made to accommodate gay and lesbian parents applying for passports on behalf of the children.
25th January 2011
Tory MP says schools are imposing ‘questionable sexual standards’ on pupils 20
5:37 PM — Another Conservative MP has attacked plans to encourage schools to include references to gay people in maths, science and geography. South Dorset MP Richard Drax said the voluntary lesson plans were "ludicrous" and would impose "questionable sexual standards" on children.
10th November 2010
‘Zero per cent’ rate of abuse for children with lesbian parents 11
6:32 PM — A small study of children brought up by lesbian couples found that not one reported any sexual or physical abuse. The research comes from the longest-running study into lesbian parenting, carried out by the UCLA’s Williams Institute.
25th October 2010
Guide to parenting for gay dads 4
6:03 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has released a parenting guide for gay dads. The guide tells would-be fathers about their rights under the law and also gives information about adoption, surrogacy, sperm donation and co-parenting.