The Trump administration will soon make it easier for adoption agencies to reject same-sex couples, senior administration officials told Axios. Why it matters: President Trump is steadily rolling back Obama-era nondiscrimination policies across the entire federal government — including health care, housing and the military. Details: Former President Obama banned adoption and foster-care agencies from receiving federal funding if they refused to work with same-sex couples.
To have equal rights as parents, some same-sex couples adopt their own kids. As Becca Israel undergoes rigorous screening to qualify for a second-parent adoption of her newborn son, she seeks to raise awareness of lingering inequalities in the law. By Cathryn J.
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Alabama has a tepid relationship towards LGBT rights. While Alabama, like all other states, recognizes the right of same-sex couples to marry following the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodgesthe conservative state legislature and courts are often on the lookout for ways to limit the scope of that decision.
Joint adoption by same-sex couples is legal in twenty-seven countries as well as several subnational jurisdictions and dependent territories. Furthermore, some form of step-child adoption is legal for same-sex couples in five countries. Given that constitutions and statutes usually do not address the adoption rights of LGBT persons, judicial decisions often determine whether they can serve as parents either individually or as couples.
If living in Los Angeles has one giant upside, it would have to be the diversity of cultures, people, and food. But living in our bubble makes us slightly blind to the institutional discrimination that is still widely present around the U. One of the major issues with same-sex marriage is the idea of consummation; many people ignorantly question how a same-sex couple ensures the continuation of the human race?
Full joint adoption or step-child adoption or both is legal in 23 of the 56 European countriesand in all dependent territories. Another five, namely, EstoniaItalySloveniaSan Marino and Switzerland permit step-child adoption in which the registered partner can adopt the biological and, in some cases, the adopted child of his or her partner. In Croatiaa life partner may become a partner-guardian over their partner's child, which is to a great extent comparable to step-child adoption.
Forgot password? Don't have an account? This chapter provides an overview of adoption law and principles in the United States, situates lesbian and gay adoption within those norms, and illustrates how the courts and legislatures have responded to the increasing numbers of openly identified lesbians and gays who are seeking to adopt children as individuals and couples. It addresses issues surrounding the enforcement of adoption decrees and concludes with a consideration of practical implications of the variety and indeterminacy of legal rules regarding lesbian and gay adoption.