Category Archives: Politics and Law

Adoptions Under Threat

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A Florida bill that would have allowed adoption agencies receiving public funds to discriminate against LGBTQ people looks dead for now—but similar bills are alive in several other states.

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Stop Florida Adoption Discrimination Bill

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The Florida Senate is set to vote today on a bill that would allow adoption agencies using public funds to discriminate because of their “written religious or moral convictions or policies.” The bill is aimed primarily at stopping adoptions by LGBTQ prospective parents—but could also be used to discriminate based on race, religion, or other factors.

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Youth Leaders Say #ItsOurTurnNow to Support Marriage Equality

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Inspired by the idea of a 12-year-old girl, youth leaders from several national organizations have launched #OurTurnNow, a social media campaign “to raise youth voices in support of nationwide marriage equality.”

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Florida Poised to Reject Adoption Discrimination

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There’s a little more sunshine in the Sunshine State today. The Florida Senate yesterday blocked an effort by the state House that would have allowed any private adoption agency to discriminate based on prospective parents’ sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as family status and religious or political beliefs.

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Bill Moves Ahead in Florida to Allow Adoption Discrimination

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A Florida House committee passed a bill yesterday that would allow any private adoption agency to discriminate against prospective parents based on sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as family status and religious or political beliefs.

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