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

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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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Texas Advances Anti-LGBTQ Legislation Harmful to Children

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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

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

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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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A Good News, Bad News Week

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The president, Congress, and State of Alabama each took steps this week that could harm our families. There was one spot of good news, however.

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