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Bethany Christian Services agreed to place children with LGBTQ parents in order to maintain its state contract.

April 23 2019 5:21 PM

The city of Philadelphia was within its rights to end a contract with a foster care agency that won't place children with LGBTQ people, the court ruled.

April 22 2019 3:26 PM

The children's film presented an inclusive vision of what it means to be a family.

April 10 2019 3:35 PM

An inquest into the deaths of lesbian foster moms Jennifer and Sarah Hart and their six foster kids concluded the women intentionally drove off of a cliff. 

April 05 2019 3:23 PM

The legislation would allow state-funded agencies to turn away LGBTQ people and others based on religious objections.

April 02 2019 12:10 PM

Crews, a leading voice of the #MeToo movement, utilized homophobic talking points.

March 03 2019 1:37 PM

The movie will tell the 650-pound social media star's story of love, acceptance, and found family. 

March 03 2019 12:11 PM