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Both bills, awaiting a governor's signature, would let child placement agencies with state contracts discriminate based on religious dogma.

May 04 2018 3:21 PM

A bill that would allow adoption agencies to turn away same-sex parents passes the Oklahoma House and Senate.

April 27 2018 3:41 PM

Attorney Kyle Duncan terrorized a same-sex couple and their son — now he may be a judge on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

April 19 2018 10:35 AM

Esther, the porcine social media sensation, is now the subject of a children's book that depicts a family headed by two men. 

April 09 2018 4:37 AM

It's legally possible for a child to have more than two parents — and while such arrangements are challenging, they're manageable, writes attorney Eric Wrubel.

March 30 2018 6:48 AM

A revolutionary new fertility service is making it easier and more affordable for queer couples to conceive.  

March 22 2018 5:33 AM

Parenting children in the Trump era is complex on many levels.

March 15 2018 6:03 AM