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  • Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children’s View

    03/19/2014 5:30:46 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | 8-6-2012 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    The children of same-sex couples have a tough road ahead of them—I know, because I have been there. The last thing we should do is make them feel guilty if the strain gets to them and they feel strange.
  • Massachusetts "weeding out" foster & adoptive parents who won't support children's LGBT identities

    07/29/2013 8:34:01 PM PDT · by massmike · 39 replies
    renewamerica.com ^ | 07/29/2013 | Amy Contrada
    It's now official policy in Massachusetts: Adults holding traditional values will no longer be allowed to adopt or be foster parents. On May 15, 2013, the Boston Bar Association held a forum with the Mass. Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Mass. Commission on LGBT Youth. The DCF speakers confirmed that they are "weeding out" adoptive and foster parents who are not willing to wholly accept and support LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender) self-identification by a child in their care. Erika Rickard, Vice Chair of the Mass. Commission on LGBT Youth and herself a foster parent, called...
  • Daily Beast: Paul Ryan Now Pro Same-Sex Adoption

    04/30/2013 3:07:32 PM PDT · by LonelyCon · 128 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 30, 2013
    Never mind! Paul Ryan has changed his view on adoption by same-sex partners, he told a town-hall audience in Wisconsin on Monday. In 1999, Ryan voted against gay couples, but now says he has reversed course on the issue. “I’d vote differently these days,” he said. “I do believe that if there are children who are orphans who do not have a loving person or couple, I think if a person wants to love and raise a child, they ought to be able to do that.” On same-sex marriage, he says he’s still opposed.
  • Ca Legislation Would Require Insurance for Gay “Infertility”

    04/10/2013 3:05:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | April 6, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    Leave it to my state of California to head off in radical and expensive directions. Legislation has been filed that would require group insurance to cover gay and lesbian infertility treatments just as they do heterosexual. But, as I note elsewhere, AB 460 isn’t limited to a finding of actual infertility. Nor does it require that gays and lesbians have tried to conceive or sire a child using heterosexual means, natural or artificial. Rather–as with heterosexual couples–merely the inability to get pregnant for a year while having active sexual relations is sufficient to demonstrate need for treatment, meaning if the...
  • KS: Sperm donor ordered by state to pay child support (to separated lesbian couple on assistance)

    01/02/2013 11:10:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 1/2/13 | Associated Press
    TOPEKA, Kan. -- A sperm donor in Kansas is fighting a state effort to force him to pay child support for a child conceived through artificial insemination by a lesbian couple. William Marotta, 46, of Topeka said he is "a little scared about where this is going to go, primarily for financial reasons," The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/132b7Ji) reported Monday. When he donated sperm to Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner in 2009, Marotta relinquished all parental rights, as well as financial responsibility for the child. When Bauer and Schreiner filed for state assistance this year, the state demanded the donor's name...
  • European court to decide if a lesbian partner can sever a father’s ties to his son

    10/01/2012 9:23:05 PM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 10/02/2012 | WENDY WRIGHT
    Europe’s highest court on human rights will decide if a lesbian can adopt her partner’s child, in this case stripping the father of his parental rights to his son. The case is very simple according to Gregor Puppinck of the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ). “The two female partners want to oust the father and, since the law does not allow them to do so, they claim it is discriminatory,” Gregor reported in Turtle Bay and Beyond, C-FAM’s blog. The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights will hear the case X and others v. Austria...
  • Academic Outrage over Politically Incorrect Gay Parenting Study

    09/19/2012 7:19:42 AM PDT · by Renfield · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9-19-2012 | David Paulin
    Sociologist Mark Regnerus, whose study on gay parenting outraged gay-rights advocates and their cheerleaders in the academy, started classes at the University of Texas in Austin with, he says, a bit of a load off his shoulders. A university inquiry cleared him of charges of flawed scholarship. Or as gay activists and their many supporters in academia saw it -- that he'd engaged in some very calculated and vile gay-bashing. Specifically, Regnerus was charged with "scientific misconduct" for his study in the July issue of Social Science Research, titled: "How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex...
  • 'I couldn't think of anything worse than being brought up by two dads': Gay actor Rupert

    09/16/2012 1:49:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/15/12 | Staff
    Gay actor Rupert Everett has provoked a furious backlash after saying that he 'can't think of anything worse than being brought up by two dads'. His comments will likely offend and surprise couples such as Sir Elton John and David Furnish because he has previously championed gay rights since coming out of the closet 20 years ago. Gay rights campaigners have rounded on the 53-year-old, with one saying he should 'get out a bit more'. Everett, an army major's son, has in the past rubbished the idea of homosexuals having children through a surrogate. But the latest remarks,
  • Mennonites: we are willing to die rather than betray girl to court-appointed lesbian ‘mother’

    09/05/2012 1:58:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 76 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 4, 2012 | MATTHEW CULLINAN HOFFMAN
    September 4, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Nicaraguan Mennonites say that they have been persecuted by government authorities since they chose to shelter ex-lesbian Lisa Miller and her daughter Isabella following their escape from the United States, but add that they are willing to suffer and even die to protect Isabella from a court-ordered custody transfer to her non-biological lesbian “mother.” Lisa Miller and her daughter fled the country in late 2009 in order to avoid sharing custody of Isabella with Miller’s former homosexual partner, Janet Jenkins, with whom she had entered into a Vermont civil union. Jenkins is not biologically related...
  • ‘Gay’-Activist Science Deniers Seek To Destroy Researchers Who Objectively Study LGBT Issues

    09/04/2012 8:22:12 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 6 replies
    CNS news ^ | 9/4/12 | Matt Barber
    Woe to any scientist with an interest in objectively researching and reporting on “LGBT”-related issues. If your findings fail the left’s socio-political “butterflies-and-rainbows” litmus test, the “progressive” establishment will try to destroy you – guaranteed. Thus, on these matters, honest scientific inquiry will require courage. Kansas State University, July 2010: Family Studies professor Dr. Walter Schumm releases the most comprehensive study to date on the effects of homosexual “parenting.” Published in the Journal of Biosocial Science, the study determined, among other things: Children raised in “gay” households are up to 12 times more likely to self-identify as “gay”; Of those...
  • Salon: 'Gay Couples Have Happier Kids' - Traditional Family 'A Dying Model'

    09/04/2012 9:27:57 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 82 replies
    The left's war on traditional marriage took a truly disgraceful turn Monday. The folks at Salon actually published a piece entitled "Gay Couples Have Happier Kids." The sub-headline read, "Studies show that the traditional nuclear family is not better. It's a dying model -- and that's a good thing": If you want what’s best for your kids, one surefire way to provide them with a healthy, happy home is to make sure they have lesbian parents. In the longest-running study of lesbian families to date, zero percent of children reported physical or sexual abuse—not a one. In the general population,...
  • Pastor prosecuted for helping girl escape court-imposed lesbian ‘mother’ (Amish-not kidding!)

    08/10/2012 7:54:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    LSN ^ | 8/10/2012 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    August 10, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - Federal prosecutors are presenting their case in a trial against a Mennonite pastor who is accused of helping a single motherescape from the United States with her daughter to evade court-ordered visits with a lesbian whom the court declared to be the girl’s second “mother.” Ex-lesbian Lisa Miller fled the country after her efforts failed to keep former “civil union” partner Janet Jenkins from having access to her child, Isabella. Jenkins never adopted Isabella and has no biological relationship with the girl, who exhibited signs of emotional trauma following forced visits with Jenkins, according to...
  • Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children’s View

    08/07/2012 1:28:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 50 replies
    The Witherspoon Institute ^ | August 6,2011 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Quite simply, growing up with gay parents was very difficult, and not because of prejudice from neighbors. People in our community didn’t really know what was going on in the house. To most outside observers, I was a well-raised, high-achieving child, finishing high school with straight A’s. Inside, however, I was confused. When your home life is so drastically different from everyone around you, in a fundamental way striking at basic physical relations, you grow up weird. I have no mental health disorders or biological conditions. I just grew up in a house so unusual that I was destined to...
  • Frankenfood Bad? Frankenfamily OK?

    07/05/2012 8:21:33 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 3 replies
    Vanity | 7/5/12 | Be Careful
    Is messing with 'Nature's Environment' gene pool for agricultural purposes to feed the masses NOT OK? While it is more than fine to mess with the human gene pool in order to justify same-sex marriage as Politically Correct? And, why are Humans not part of the Natural Environment for the argument of Frankenfood's sake....per the Liberal Argument? While same-sex parents are perfectly OK, never mind the genectic deprivation of the innocent child and future generations. So help me out here.....let's finally hijack the displaced logic of the liberal argument....Frankenfood is the same as Frankenfamily.....messing with the genetic balance of human...
  • Gay couple sue Virginia pool

    07/05/2012 1:03:37 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 38 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 5 2012 | Associated Press
    Club grants, then revokes pool membership of gay couple and son William Trinkle is suing Roanoke Athletic Club and its affiliate, Carilion Clinic, for breach of contract and violation of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Trinkle says that he purchased a family membership in May for himself, his partner, Juan Granados, and their 2-year-old son, Oliver. Club officials approved their application, and the family started using the facilities. Trinkle and Granados said they were shocked when they were turned away from the pool. Club officials told them same-sex couples don't meet Virginia's legal definition of family.
  • Checking the APA's Findings on Homosexual Parenting

    06/22/2012 6:31:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/22/2012 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Since 2005, when the American Psychological Association (APA) issued an official brief on lesbian and gay parenting, political correctness has demanded that all agree with the spurious assessment that children of homosexual parents do fine. The APA declared, "A growing body of scientific literature demonstrates that children who grow up with one or two gay and/or lesbian parents fare as well in emotional, cognitive, social, and sexual functioning as do children whose parents are heterosexual. Children's optimal development seems to be influenced more by the nature of the relationships and interactions within the family unit than by the particular structural...
  • Jerry Sandusky Found GUILTY of Molesting Children

    06/22/2012 7:10:38 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 208 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/22/12 | Aurelius
    Jerry Sandusky, the former Assistant Coach for Penn State, was found guilty today of molesting children. The high-profile began last year when almost a dozen people came out, revealing that Sandusky has molested them, which then resulted in the firing of Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky was found guilty of at least some of the almost 50 that were levied against him. The jurors deliberated for two days, starting yesterday. Sandusky leaving court earlier today Sandusky's stepson also stated yesterday that his father had abused him. However, jurors were not aware of this as they were sequestered. Sandusky...
  • Debate on a Study Examining Gay Parents

    06/12/2012 6:58:56 AM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 June 2012 | BENEDICT CAREY
    Young adults from broken homes in which a parent had had a same-sex relationship reported modestly more psychological and social problems in their current lives than peers from other families that had experienced divorce and other disruptions, a new study has found, stirring bitter debate among partisans on gay marriage. The study counted parents as gay or lesbian by asking participants whether their parents had ever had a same-sex relationship; the parents may not have identified themselves as gay or lesbian. Gay-rights groups attacked the study, financed by conservative foundations, as biased and poorly done even before its publication on...
  • Is Gay Parenting Bad for the Kids? (Study: Children of gay couples are disadvantaged)

    06/11/2012 8:25:46 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | June 10, 2012 6:00 P.M. | By Charles C. W. Cooke
    In his new Social Science Journal study...Mark Regnerus set out to answer the question of whether children who have parents in a same-sex relationship experience disadvantages when compared with children raised by their biological, married parents. The answer, contra the zeitgeist, appears to be a resounding yes. Children with a parent in a same-sex relationship “underperform” in almost every category. Some of these differences may be relatively benign — whether one voted in the last presidential election, for example — but most are decidedly not. One deficit is particularly worrying: Less than 2 percent of children from intact, biological families...
  • Romney: Gay couples should have right to adopt

    05/10/2012 6:38:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 270 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2012 | Felicia Sonmez
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) said Thursday that he believes gay couples should be allowed to adopt children, even as he reiterated his view that marriage is defined as a relationship between a man and a woman. In an interview with Neil Cavuto of Fox Business Network, Romney was asked whether he believes the gay marriage debate is a new civil rights movement, as some Democrats have framed the issue. “I don’t see it in that light,” Romney responded. “I believe my record as a person who has supported civil rights is strong and powerful. At the same time,...
  • Ohio man accused of prostituting adopted boy (homosexual adoption update)

    03/01/2012 8:03:31 PM PST · by Arthurio · 28 replies · 52+ views
    TROY, Ohio (AP) — A 10-year-old boy shook when asked about being prostituted to two other men by an adoptive father who regularly had sex with him, according to police, who said the boy was fearful of talking because he didn't want to be taken from his home or separated from his new siblings. The adoptive father has been charged with raping three boys in his care and compelling prostitution by hiring the 10-year-old out for sex. He and two other men remained in jail Thursday on rape charges.
  • Why Gay Parents May Be the Best Parents (Vomit warning)

    01/16/2012 2:00:55 PM PST · by nerdwithagun · 56 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01-16-2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    Gay marriage, and especially gay parenting, has been in the cross hairs in recent days. On Jan. 6, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told a New Hampshire audience that children are better off with a father in prison than being raised in a home with lesbian parents and no father at all.
  • Sir Elton John and David Furnish Welcome a New Baby!

    12/27/2010 7:55:42 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 102 replies · 17+ views
    Google celebrity news? ^ | Some nameless hack
    Sir Elton John and David Furnish have become parents to son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, the couple tells UsMagazine.com exclusively.The baby boy, who was born Dec. 25 in California via a surrogate, weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. "We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment," John and Furnish tell Us in a joint statement. "Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents." This is the first child for John, 62, and Furnish, 48. The couple married in 2005 after 12 years together.
  • Barney Frank: ‘Let Me Own Up’ to the ‘Radical Homosexual Agenda’

    12/22/2010 1:04:47 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies · 3+ views
    Barney Frank: ‘Let Me Own Up’ to the ‘Radical Homosexual Agenda’ Wednesday, December 22, 2010 By Nicholas Ballasy (CNSNews.com) - When speaking at the enrollment ceremony for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the law banning homosexuals from serving openly in the armed forces, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) had a message for those “worried about the radical homosexual agenda.” “Four years ago, a Republican running for Congress in Indiana said don’t vote for his Democratic opponent because if he won, Nancy Pelosi would become speaker and she would let me enact the radical homosexual agenda,” Rep. Frank told the...
  • Appeals court: Florida ban on gay adoption unconstitutional

    09/22/2010 12:48:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | Sept. 22, 2010 | CAROL MARBIN MILLER
    Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced Wednesday afternoon he will cease enforcing the state's 33-year-old gay adoption law, which was declared unconstitutional by a Miami appeals court Wednesday morning. Crist lauded the court ruling as ``great'' and told reporters at a 2:30 news conference he would immediately stop enforcing the ban. Crist said he wanted to confer with the adoptive father at the center of the case before deciding whether to appeal. He said, however, that he believes the state Supreme Court wouldn't overturn the court rulings. Crist once supported the ban. But the U.S. Senate candidate reversed himself after he...
  • Florida Gov. Crist shifts support on gay rights issues

    09/14/2010 11:59:43 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    mcclatchydc.com ^ | Sept. 14, 2010 | Beth Reinhard
    Continuing his makeover from Republican to independent U.S. Senate candidate, Gov. Charlie Crist on Monday affirmed his support for civil unions, adoption by same-sex couples, and doing away with the military's ban on openly gay soldiers. Equality Florida, the state's leading gay rights group, called Crist's statement on a range of gay issues "the most comprehensive, pro-LGBT equality stand of a sitting governor in Florida's history." Crist's Democratic opponent for Senate, U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, called it "too little too late." He and the Republican nominee, Marco Rubio, noted the governor had backed a 2008 amendment to the state constitution...
  • California Sperm Donor Stalks Lesbian Mother

    09/13/2010 8:45:31 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 111 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 13, 2010 | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
    Karen B., a Los Angeles writer in her 40s, found a sperm donor on Craigslist after she and her lesbian partner decided to have a baby. "I tried every male friend, gay, straight, married and single, but it was really difficult to find somebody," said Karen. "I was running out of options and my biological clock was ticking." After connecting on the Internet, she and the donor, Daniel C., signed a layman's agreement that the child would live with Karen and she would make all parenting decisions. He would have some visitation rights. "I always wanted the baby to know...
  • REVIEW: ‘The Kids Are All Right’ Tells Us We Don’t Need Fathers

    07/08/2010 11:00:40 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 14 replies · 2+ views
    http://bighollywood.breitbart.com ^ | 7-08-2010 | by Dan Gifford
    Among Hollywood’s many mind benders is the fact that a book and a movie can have the same title but not be the same story, while two or more movies can also have the same title and tell the same story — or not. I mention that because the new film, “The Kids are All Right” is not the same story as the book of the same title and neither have anything to do with 1979’s rock group in the raw documentary film about The Who, “The Kids Are Alright.” In this “The Kids are All Right,” Nic (Annette Bening)...
  • Wisconsin Court Tells Lesbian: Legal Adoption, Not ‘Nurturing,’ Gives Parental Rights

    06/28/2010 9:17:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 25, 2010 | Peter J. Smith
    MADISON, Wisconsin, June 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Wisconsin appeals court has ruled against a woman seeking joint custody of her former lesbian partner’s adopted children, saying that only legal adoptive status, not years of caretaking, provide parental rights. The District 4 Court of Appeals ruled against a woman identified in court documents as Wendy M., who was seeking legal guardianship of two children whom her partner, identified as Liz K., had adopted from Guatemala. “Wisconsin law neither provides for joint adoption of a child by an unmarried couple, nor permits same-sex couples to marry.  Thus, gay and lesbian couples in...
  • 'Homo Depot'? Chain hosts kiddie crafts at 'gay' fests

    06/24/2010 12:39:14 PM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 43 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 06/23/2010 | Chelsea Schilling
    Is Home Depot seeking to introduce children to the homosexual lifestyle? The home-improvement giant has sponsored yet another "gay" pride event and provided children's craft workshops "in the midst of loud and boisterous gay activities" at the 2010 Southern Maine Pride Festival in Portland, Maine, according to the American Family Association. Home Depot logo spotted in numerous locations at 2010 Southern Maine Pride Festival in Portland. (Photo: Southern Maine Pride public Facebook page)
  • Equal, But… (how do children of homosexual "couples" do?)

    06/14/2010 8:31:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies · 1,038+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 6/14/2010 | Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
    “Kids Do as Well with Same Sex Parents,” the headlines screamed. I crossed swords with Judith Stacey, one of the authors of this most recent study, at a debate at Bowling Green State a few years ago. I asked her point blank if she believed men and women were completely interchangeable as parents. In front of that very friendly audience, she said absolutely: the gender of parents doesn’t matter. And so she says now, in this new article the media loved. But midway through the article, her argument shifts from a “no difference” argument to my favorite definition of feminism:...
  • Lesbians' divorce stands, Travis County judge says - Texas Atty Gen asked to intervene in case

    04/01/2010 11:37:21 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 31 replies · 994+ views
    AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN via Houston Chronicle ^ | April 1, 2010, 5:58AM | STEVEN KREYTAK
    A judge in Travis County declined Wednesday to consider Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's request to intervene in the county's first same-sex divorce case, letting stand the judge's February decision to grant a divorce to two women who had been married in another state. Abbott's deputies had argued in court filings that Angelique Naylor, 39, and Sabina Daly, 42, may not be legally granted a divorce because Texas law defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Naylor and Daly were married in 2004 in Massachusetts, where gay marriage is legal. They returned to their home in Austin after...
  • Durham (gay) man faces long prison term for sex crimes against adopted child

    03/31/2010 12:39:52 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 61 replies · 1,518+ views
    http://www.wral.com ^ | Mar 30, 2010 | WRAL News
    Durham, N.C. — A former Duke University employee should serve "a substantial period of incarceration" followed by a lifetime of supervision for sex crimes against a child, according to sentencing guidelines for the crime filed last week in district court. Frank M. Lombard, 43, was sentenced Monday to 27 years in prison. He pleaded guilty in December to a federal child sex charge. He was arrested in June after authorities said Washington police caught him in a sting operation. Lombard was charged with attempting to induce someone to cross state lines to engage in a sexual offense. He pleaded to...
  • Reengineering the Family (What are the consequences of our severing biology from parenthood?)

    02/01/2010 8:02:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies · 1,076+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/01/2010 | Heather Macdonald
    An image from a TV ad for gay marriage, reproduced in the January 18 New Yorker, provides a Rorschach test for reactions to America’s ongoing revolution in family structure. Two men in black suits stand shoulder to shoulder in a group of people, looking into each other’s eyes. In their arms are two newborns in white baby clothes and blankets. Though it’s not immediately apparent from the photo, the men are at a baptism for their infants. The ad, still being test-marketed, is called “Family Values,” and is intended to emphasize the “conventionality of gay couples,” explains the New Yorker....
  • Democrat 'gay' lobby targets Uganda campaign against European pedophiles

    01/25/2010 8:20:15 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 9 replies · 609+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Jan 22, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    While President Obama has lifted restrictions on AIDS-infected foreigners entering the United States, the “gay rights” lobby is demanding more. Led by lesbian Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, 90 mostly Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives are demanding that President Obama denounce the Christians of Uganda for considering new legislation opposing homosexual practices that threaten public health in that East African country.
  • Vt. judge: Birth mom must transfer custody of 7-year-old daughter to former lesbian partner

    12/30/2009 7:39:32 AM PST · by walford · 42 replies · 1,568+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Dec. 30, 2009 | Wilson Ring
    ...Miller and Jenkins were joined in a Vermont civil union in 2000. Isabella was born to Miller through artificial insemination in 2002. The couple broke up in 2003, and Miller moved to Virginia, renounced homosexuality and became an evangelical Christian. Cohen awarded custody of the girl to Jenkins on Nov. 20 after finding Miller in contempt of court for denying Jenkins access to the girl. The judge said the only way to ensure equal access to the child was to switch custody. He also said the benefits to the child of having access to both parents would be worth the...
  • I will not render to Caesar what is God's

    12/15/2009 9:30:06 AM PST · by Teófilo · 3 replies · 611+ views
    Folks, this according to the Thomas More Law Center: ANN ARBOR, MI – Tomorrow, December 16, 2009, at 10 AM PST, a panel of eleven judges of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sitting in San Francisco will hear oral arguments concerning the constitutionality of San Francisco Board of Supervisor’s virulent resolution attacking the Catholic Church for its teachings against homosexual adoptions. The en banc panel will review the earlier opinion of a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit that upheld the resolution. Thomas More Law Center attorney Robert Muise will argue the case on behalf of the plaintiffs in...
  • Gay Adoptive Father Faces Arraignment in Abuse Case

    12/09/2009 3:50:00 PM PST · by jonatron · 46 replies · 1,991+ views
    Edge (gay pride mag from Boston) ^ | Tuesday Dec 1, 2009 | Kilian Melloy
    A former Duke University employee and adoptive gay father charged with molesting his five-year-old son--and offering the boy as a sex object to pedophiles online--is expected to make a plea bargain, according to a Dec. 1 article in local newspaper the Durham Herald Sun. Frank Lombard faces charges stemming from alleged instances in which he molested his young adopted son and chatted about the deeds online even as he carried them out. It’s thought that the U.S, Attorney’s Office is positioning the case for a plea arrangement because the Office is set to file an "information," which allows the prosecution...
  • Official: No Ukrainian adoption for Elton John

    09/14/2009 8:25:01 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 36 replies · 1,421+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 9/14/09 | MARIA DANILOVA
    KIEV, Ukraine – Elton John will not be able to adopt a 14-month-old Ukrainian child because the pop star is too old and isn't traditionally married, Ukraine's minister for family affairs said Monday. The pop signer toured a hospital for HIV-infected children in eastern Ukraine on Saturday as part of a charity project and said that he and his male partner David Furnish wanted to adopt an HIV-infected boy named Lev. But the country's Family, Youth and Sports Minister Yuriy Pavlenko told The Associated Press that adoptive parents must be married and Ukraine does not recognize homosexual unions as marriage.
  • Uruguay mulls allowing adoption by homosexuals despite Catholic opposition

    08/31/2009 12:39:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies · 379+ views
    CNA ^ | 8/31/2009
    Lawmakers in Uruguay passed a measure last week that would allow homosexual couples to adopt children, despite the strong opposition from the Catholic Church, voiced recently by Archbishop Nicolas Cotugno of Montevideo and other community leaders. The measure passed by a vote of 53-40 and was a modified version of the bill approved by the Uruguayan Senate on July 15. Now it must be sent back to the Senate for debate. In response to the bill’s passage, which comes two years after the country legalized gay unions, the spokesman for the group National Coordinator for Life, Nestor Martinez, called it...
  • Adoptive Dads Sought on S&M Webpage-SF City-Funded Adoption Agency Advertises with “Mister Mar

    08/17/2009 9:17:08 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 15 replies · 1,147+ views
    http://www.calcatholic.com ^ | August 11, 2009 | http://www.calcatholic.com
    SF City-Funded Adoption Agency Advertises with “Mister Marcus” AdoptionSF.org, a joint project of the City of San Francisco’s Human Services Agency and Family Builders by Adoption is advertising for adoptive parents on the “Mister Marcus” page of San Francisco’s Bay Area Reporter website. The Reporter’s front page motto is “Serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community since 1971.” “Mister Marcus” publishes a weekly column in the Reporter which covers and publicizes upcoming “leather” events. Examples include: “A weekend of bdsm activity and featuring NW Master and slave contest on Sat. night” (July 2, 2009) and “Hell Hole Fisting Party...
  • Rush Limbaugh Brings up the Frank Lombard case and will be talking about it in the next half hour!

    07/01/2009 11:27:24 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 3,189+ views
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com ^ | JULY 1, 2009 | EIB
    Rush just brought up the Frank Lombard story and will be talking about it in this half hour. You can listen here on the internet. www.wrva.com 
  • Duke Professors Condemn Gay Racism [exceedingly delicate parody]

    07/01/2009 4:51:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies · 2,667+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2009 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note - In response to my last two columns, 88 Duke University professors have issued a joint statement condemning gay racism at Duke. The professors wanted to shed light on the gay Duke Administrator accused of molesting his black adopted son. They believe his actions must be seen as one part of a larger set of pathologies at Duke. Their statement follows in its entirety:We are listening to our students. We’re also listening to the Durham community, to Duke Staff, and to each other. Regardless of the results of the police investigation, what is apparent everyday now is the...
  • Duke University official accused of offering son, 5, for sex

    06/26/2009 11:48:42 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 176 replies · 6,246+ views
    pioneer depressed/ap ^ | 6-26-09 | Devlin Barrett
    WASHINGTON — A Duke University official has been arrested and charged with offering his adopted five-year-old son for sex. Frank Lombard, the school's associate director of the Center for Health Policy, was arrested after an Internet sting, according to the FBI's Washington field office and the city's police department. According to an affidavit by DC Police Det. Timothy Palchak, an unnamed informant facing charges in his own child sex case led authorities to Lombard. Authorities said that Lombard tried to persuade a person — whom he did not know was a police officer — to travel to North Carolina to...
  • "Gay" Family Kids 7 Times More Likely To Be Homosexual

    06/09/2009 7:20:13 AM PDT · by conservativegramma · 63 replies · 1,938+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 8, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    (But Report Shows Researchers Concealing Information) A licensed psychologist with both clinical and forensic practice outreaches is warning that it appears children of homosexual couples are seven times more likely to develop "non-heterosexual preferences" than other children, but lawmakers establishing policy often don't know that because the researchers have concealed their discoveries. "Research … although not definitive, suggests that children reared by openly homosexual parents are far more likely to engage in homosexual behavior than children raised by others," said the online report by Trayce L. Hansen. Studies she reviewed suggest children raised by homosexual or bisexual parents "are approximately...
  • Making the case for a Breeder's License (zzzzzoooootttt!!!! Dead Chow!)

    06/02/2009 9:54:33 AM PDT · by mikeyx · 72 replies · 1,879+ views
    Crispy Critter
    As in regulating who should and shouldn't be licensed to give birth. In thinking about this take into account the following: Already in effect: 1) Society reserves the right to license any State Sanctioned Marriage 2) Adoption Agencies already screen perspective parents on the basis of fitness to be a parent. 3) The Roman Catholic Church has a system of Counseling prior to marriage. These are things already set up and basically accepted in society, so this is only mildly expanding the theory. Now walk through any Trailer Park, 6 Flags or Walmart and look around you and consider the...
  • Court of Appeals Ruling Creates Bizarre Triangle with a Young Child Caught in the Middle

    05/22/2009 9:05:47 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 1,065+ views
    http://www.lc.org ^ | May 14, 2009 | www.LC.org
    Lakeland, FL – Yesterday, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals issued a ruling that gives parental rights to Lara Embry, a lesbian who adopted a child in Washington with her former partner, Kimberly Ryan. Ryan, the biological mother of the nine-year-old child, has left the homosexual lifestyle and is engaged to be married to a man. Liberty Counsel now represents Ryan in the case of Embry v. Ryan and plans to file an appeal at the Florida Supreme Court. Embry and Ryan were formerly residents of the state of Washington, where they registered as domestic partners with the city of...
  • Critics Of Gay Parenting Are Branded 'Retarded Homophobes'

    05/13/2009 10:29:05 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 18 replies · 1,107+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/13/09 | Steve Doughty
    The 'retarded homophobe' attack was published in a BAAF guide to adoption for homosexual couples. It was repeated in its newspaper Be My Parent, which advertises children who need homes. Would-be gay adopters were told: 'Most importantly, don't worry about society. 'Children need good parents much more than retarded homophobes need an excuse to whinge, so don't let your worries about society's reaction hinder your desire and ability to give a child a loving caring home.'
  • Wanda Sykes Becomes Mom of Twins!

    Wanda Sykes Becomes Mom of Twins! By Julie Jordan Originally posted Wednesday May 13, 2009 05:15 PM EDT Wanda Sykes Photo by: Cliff Lipson / CBS / Landov Wanda Sykes and her wife, Alex, welcomed twins on April 27, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively. Daughter Olivia Lou weighed in at 6 lbs., 7 oz., and was 19-inches long. Son Lucas Claude debuted at 7 lbs., 9 oz., and was 20-inches long. The comedian's wife gave birth to the babies. "All are happy and healthy and at home," says Sykes's rep Danica Smith. The actress, who stars on New Adventures of...
  • Scottish government to withhold results of homosexual adoption study

    03/13/2009 11:53:47 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies · 1,098+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Mar 13, 2009
    Scottish government to withhold results of homosexual adoption study Cardinal Keith O'Brien Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Mar 13, 2009 / 01:49 am (CNA).- The Scottish Government is drawing criticism for saying that the results of an official investigation into the effects of homosexual adoption in Scotland will not be made public. The announcement comes soon after Cardinal Keith O’Brien urged the government to promote adoption rather than permit same-sex couples to foster children.In 2006 the Scottish Government passed laws allowing same-sex couples to adopt. The government is now working to permit same-sex couples to become foster parents.Scottish Ministers began an investigation...