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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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“We Will No Longer Be ‘The Kids’ of the Movement” Says New COLAGE ED

Paul David Perry

COLAGE, the national organization for people with one or more LGBTQ parents, has announced Dr. Paul-David Perry as its new executive director. Perry, in a post on the organization’s new blog, says that COLAGErs can play a central role in both the LGBTQ and other social justice movements.

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Expectant Two-Mom Couples Sue Tennessee Over “Natural Meaning” Law

Seal of Tennessee

Four expectant two-mom (well, mom-to-be) couples in Tennessee are suing the State of Tennessee after Gov. Bill Haslam (R) signed a bill requiring state law to interpret words by their “natural and ordinary meaning”—which LGBTQ advocates say could deny rights to same-sex couples. But the week also saw good news for one nonbiological mom fighting for custody rights in the state.

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