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A Ban on Trans Service Members Harms Them, Their Children, and Our Country

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Like most of the LGBTQ community and our friends today, I’m furious at President Trump’s policy-via-tweet ban on transgender people serving in the military. I’m also worried about the children of currently serving trans people, who may soon see their family incomes plummet or disappear if their parent(s) are kicked out of the service.

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Supreme Court Ruling on Nonbiological Parents Highlights Progress and Challenges

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Several court cases involving same-sex parents could be helped by a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling—but the cases also underscore the obstacles we are still facing and suggest some needed actions for all of us to take.

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New Women’s March Coloring Book — with Queer Families (and Many More)

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A new coloring book for all ages celebrates last January’s Women’s March—and includes several queer families and individuals among the many diverse people in its pages.

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U.S. Supreme Court Says Arkansas Same-Sex Parents Have Right to be on Kids’ Birth Certificates

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In a major win for LGBTQ families, the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday overturned an Arkansas Supreme Court ruling and said both parents in a same-sex couple have the right to be on their children’s birth certificates.

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Arizona Court: Married Nonbio Mom Has No Claim to Parenthood; Obergefell Is Irrelevant

The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that a nonbiological mother is not entitled to be seen as a parent, even though she was married to the biological mother, they planned the child together, and both of their names were on the child’s birth certificate. It also said that the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling in Obergefell has nothing to do with parenting statutes.

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