This week, the Israeli government opposed a petition submitted by the Association of Israeli Gay Fathers requesting that common-law and same-sex couples be allowed to adopt. The government said that it opposed changing the law because adoption by same-sex couples would place an “additional burden” on the child.
Italian and Irish politicians have used a viral baby picture of same-sex Toronto dads to oppose two-father families.
Our 16-year-old child tells you it is time for a heart to heart as there is something that he or she cannot deal with anymore. You are all prepared to have that 'responsible young adult' talk with your child, thinking you already figured out the direction the conversation will be going, but then that child rocks your world by telling you the last thing you want to hear - he or she is gay!
Russia has banned children from being adopted by countries that allow same-sex marriage, with devastating results for Russia’s orphans.
Mexico's Supreme Court upheld a law this week allowing gay couples to adopt children in the capital, Districto Federal. But the United States has yet to pass any laws regarding the constitutionality of same-sex rights.
The National Insurance Institute authorised Israel's first-ever "maternity" leave for a male couple on Thursday. Yonatan Gher, director of Jerusalem's nonprofit Open House Pride and Tolerance organisation, has received institute approval of a 64-day leave from work on the occasion of the birth of his biological son, born of a surrogate mother in India.