Monthly Archives: April 2011

Story provides overview of adoption struggles throughout U.S.

This story provides a comprehensive look at the recent developments in the adoption issue across the country, including what’s happened recently in Arkansas, Virginia and Arizona. Representatives of the Family Equality Council and the Human Rights Campaign talk about the … Continue reading

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ACLU Florida creates Facebook page on adoption issue

The American Civil Liberties Union in Florida has created a page on Facebook as part of its campaign for the adoption issue. The page just passed 100 “likes,” and I hope it gains a lot more. Here is the link. … Continue reading

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Arizona, Virginia tell LGBT parents we are not worthy

Wow. You might think that Florida is becoming one of the more progressive states, given the LGBT-unfriendly developments in Virginia and Arizona this week. This story reports the latest bad news from our sister states. A progressive idea in Virginia … Continue reading

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LGBT kids find it harder to find foster homes

This Huffington Post article about the sorry state of the foster care system in the U.S. delves into another angle that many LGBT individuals care about — the LGBT children in the system. Ironically at a time when some groups … Continue reading

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You Tube video takes on Huckabee’s position on adoption

There is no limit to the sarcasm in this biting You Tube video about Mike Huckabee and  his position on gay adoption. Huckabee scares me as a potential presidential candidate (although he won’t say anything that definite about running) because … Continue reading

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Are adoption opponents cooling heels until 2012?

Vicki Nantz  As the Florida’s legislative session nears its end May 6, there has been no movement toward usurping last fall’s appellate court decision allowing LGBT individuals to adopt children. So far, so good, right? Some political observers such as … Continue reading

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‘In Anita’s Wake’ now can be seen on You Tube

Thanks to the Internet and You Tube, everyone can watch Vicki Nantz’ wonderful documentary, “In Anita’s Wake: The Irrational War on Florida’s Gay Families.” The documentary has been posted in four parts on You Tube. The first part is above, … Continue reading

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Things get complicated in Illinois

 photo © 2009 Emily Mills | more info (via: Wylio) A committee in the Illinois State Senate has once again rejected an anti-LGBT amendment. See story. The back-and-forth efforts surrounding the adoption issue in Illinois demonstrate how the issues are … Continue reading

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Religion interferes with best judgment of potential parents

photo © 2005 Sharat Ganapati | more info (via: Wylio) Two other states are grappling with issues related to LGBT parents’ ability to adopt, and it’s interesting to note how religion plays into the debates. As is the issue with … Continue reading

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Arkansas Supreme Court strikes down adoption law

photo © 2006 Chris Phan | more info (via: Wylio) When the judicial arm of government upholds the rights of individuals over the expressed desire of voters, it’s common to hear people whine and complain about activist judges and the … Continue reading

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