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Every Child Deserves a Family Act Reintroduced to Ensure Children Find Homes

Capitol

For the fifth Congress in a row, the Every Child Deserves a Family Act has been introduced in an attempt to ensure that no child in need of a home is denied one because of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Manchester

Manchester Arena

The terrorist bombing Monday night in Manchester, England—an act that killed an eight-year-old and a 15-year-old, among others—has been much on my mind. How can we raise our children in an era of such tragedies? How can we—and they—not be scared?

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Texas Advances Anti-LGBTQ Legislation Harmful to Children

Texas

The Texas legislature has advanced two bills that will cause harm to children living in the state. One keeps transgender students from using the bathroom that matches their gender identity; the other allows religion-based discrimination in adoption and foster care.

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National Center for Lesbian Rights Celebrates 40 Years — and Family Law Roots

NLCR - Persevere

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is turning 40, and reminds us that although their scope has broadened, they began with the goal of helping lesbian and bisexual mothers who came out and were at risk of losing their children.

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May 17: A Day Marking Three Civil Rights Milestones

IDAHOBIT 2017

Did you know that May 17 marks three key events in the history of civil rights?

Can you name them?

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