Time for Families

Netanyahu Votes Against Surrogacy Births for Israeli Gay Men Despite Voicing Support

July 20th, 2018

Only on Sunday the PM said he’d like to see the law amended during the current Knesset’s term Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voted on Wednesday against a clause in the surrogacy bill that would allow surrogate births for same-sex couples despite voicing public support for it earlier this week.

Religious adoption agency can’t exclude gay parents, judge rules

July 19th, 2018

In a ruling hailed as “historic,” a federal judge sided with the city of Philadelphia and same-sex foster and adoptive parents.

Did Republicans Vote to Make It Legal to Ban Gays and Lesbians from Adopting?

July 15th, 2018

In a party line vote, the Republicans in the majority in the House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to a funding bill that would allow federally-funded adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ families.

Adoption agencies could refuse same-sex couples under measure OK’d by House panel

July 15th, 2018

The House Appropriations Committee passed an amendment on Wednesday that, if implemented, would allow adoption agencies to refuse gay couples based on their moral or religious beliefs.

For Many L.G.B.T. Migrants, North of the Border Is No Refuge

July 11th, 2018

Jade Quintanilla had come to the northernmost edge of Mexico from El Salvador looking for help and safety, but five months had passed since she had arrived in this border town, and she was still too scared to cross into the United States and make her request for asylum.

Israeli bill allows surrogacy for single women, denies it to same-sex couples

July 10th, 2018

Single women are eligible for surrogacy but same-sex couples are not under a bill advanced by a Knesset committee.

Lots of Successful Women Are Creating Frozen Eggs. But It May Not Be About Their Careers.

July 5th, 2018

“Freeze Your Eggs, Free Your Career,” announced the headline of a Bloomberg Businessweek cover story in 2014.

Same-Sex Couples Entitled to Equal Visa Rights, Hong Kong Court Says

July 5th, 2018

Hong Kong’s top court ruled on Wednesday that committed same-sex couples living in the city had the same rights to spousal visas as married heterosexual couples, a decision that advocates said could have ripple effects in advancing gay rights.

Yet Another New Study Shows No Difference In Outcome of Children Raised By Gay Parents Or Straight Parents

June 30th, 2018

A new study by Italian scientists says that the psychological adjustment in children of same-sex parents is the same for kids of heterosexual parents.

Advice for and from LGBTQ parents, in their own words

June 30th, 2018

“LGBTQ parents can be more open to recognizing depression, bullying, or even just holding back” Just in time for Pride in June, “Rainbow Relatives: Real-World Stories and Advice on How to Talk to Kids About LGBTQ+ Families and Friends” (May 8, 2018) is a collection of intimate, real-life stories and advice about coming out to familyRead Full Story »