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Lesbian Mother Allowed to Seek Visitation and Custody

By John Riley | Sep 10
A woman who helped raise a son with her former partner will be able to seek visitation rights and sue for joint legal custody, following a decision by the New York State Court of Appeals.

Texas Judge Declares Same-Sex Couples Can Be Denied Benefits

By John Riley | Sep 10
A Texas state supreme court justice says that the Texas Court of Appeals erred in assuming that because of the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage, it had to extend equal benefits to same-sex married couples.

Anti-Marriage Resolution Advances in Tennessee

By John Riley | Feb 22
On Feb. 16, Tennessee lawmakers approved - without debate - a resolution expressing "disagreement with the constitutional analysis" of Obergefell v. Hodges.

'Freeheld' Director Peter Sollett in Conversation

By Joel Martens | Oct 4
The Peter Sollett-Directed feature "Freeheld" is based on the Oscar-winning documentary of the same name by Cynthia Wade. Sollett chats about fortuitous timing and the making of the film.

Jimmy Carter: Jesus Would Approve of Marriage Equality

By John Riley | Jul 11
The former president, known for his devout faith, told Marc Lamont Hill of The Huffington Post's "HuffPost Live" that he believes Jesus would have approved of same-sex marriage.

May is National Foster Care Month

By Suan Stapatyanon, Ph.D. | May 9
Each parent has a different story about their journey that led them to becoming foster parents. Every parent who has fostered a child shares a similar feeling of love and pride in the family they have created.

Special Relationships :: Brit Pols Support Marriage Equality - Unlike Yank Counterparts

By Rhuaridh Marr | May 2
Unlike our lengthy, costly elections, Britain's are almost ludicrously short. And in stark contrast to America's "conservatives," who preach government non-interference in people's lives except for social issues, Britain's pols support marriage equality.

Marriage Advocates Optimistic of Supreme Court Win

By Lisa Keen | May 2
Same-sex marriage legal advocates who were at Tuesday's oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court expressed optimism that Justice Anthony Kennedy will once again come through with the majority vote.

Worker Sues US for Same-Sex Benefits Back Pay

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Apr 18
A longtime federal employee is accusing the government of not paying her back for health care costs because she's married to a woman, despite a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Study Finds Correlation Between LGBT Rights and Quality of Life

By Christiana Lilly | Feb 22
LGBT Americans living in states without protections are more likely to have a lower quality of life, according to a study released by the Williams Institute.

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