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Court Upholds LGBT Adoption Ban in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico Supreme Court last week upheld the island’s ban on same-sex couples adopting children, noting that the legislature could change the law if it wished.   ‘The state … has not criminalized their sentimental relationship, but it does not have a constitutional obligation to award this relationship the same rights that other relationships have when it comes to adoption procedures,’’ the majority opinion said. The ruling quashed the efforts of a woman to adopt her 12-year-old child, who was …

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Posted 5 years ago in Your Family & The Law by Jennifer King  
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David Arquette & Courteney Cox Stupidly Plan Divorce Without Lawyers After a two-year separation, David Arquette and Courteney Cox have finally filed to end their 12-year marriage. But the actors may be in for more than they bargained for as they try to end their union without the help of skilled attorneys. Find Out More…   Fatal Side Effects Of Prescription Drugs on the Rise Heart attacks, kidney failure, stroke and death–it’s dangerous out there in the world of prescription …

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Posted 5 years ago in Gay and Lesbian issues by Aaron Kase  
ACLU Challenges Law Banning LGBT Adoption

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing in North Carolina to overturn a law banning second-parent adoption, which effectively prevents LGBT partners from adopting their significant others’ children. Adoption laws vary by state, many discriminatory to same-sex couples Ban on second-parent adoption puts children in limbo if parent dies Controversial study on gay parenting questioned   Discrimination by Law The lead plaintiff in the ACLU lawsuit, Marcie Fisher-Borne, has been with her partner Chantelle for 15 years. Each birthed one …

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