More news for and about LGBTQ parents and our children that I haven’t covered at length elsewhere. Pull up a cup of something and enjoy!
Once again, it’s Banned Books Week, the annual event from the American Library Association (ALA) that “draws national attention to the harms of censorship.” As in most previous recent years, the ALA’s Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books list is once again full of children’s books with LGBTQ content—so go read some banned books with your kids today.
NPR’s All Things Considered today aired a segment on second-parent adoption that you should go listen to right now if you’re not sure whether to do one, if you’re going to do one, or even if you’ve done one.
It’s no secret to most readers here that so-called “religious freedom” laws on adoption and foster care in several states are nothing more than permission to discriminate—often against LGBTQ prospective parents and LGBTQ youth, among others. The ultimate effect is that child welfare agencies are allowed to act in ways contrary to the best interests of the children in their care. When a leading LGBTQ equality think tank tried to place a 30-second ad about this on Fox News, however, the network refused to air it.
A nonbiological mother is a legal parent to the child she and her same-sex spouse conceived through assisted reproduction, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled yesterday, in a ruling that emphasized the benefits such recognition has for children. The ruling could also have an impact on at least one more pending case.
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