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A bill is set to pass that will offer state-supported surrogacy grants only to heterosexual couples and single mothers.

July 16 2018 6:46 PM

The city was within its rights in ending a contract with an agency that wouldn't serve same-sex couples, says a federal judge.

July 14 2018 7:19 PM

LGBT groups have not been standing still since a House committee voted an anti-LGBT amendment into a bill this week.

July 13 2018 7:49 PM

Republicans in Congress voted for an amendment that activists say is a "license to discriminate" against LGBT people who want to foster or adopt children.

July 11 2018 6:43 PM

Queer fathers are often asked by strangers about "Mom's day off" — many turn it into a teachable moment.

July 11 2018 6:37 AM

The couple shared photos of their new son, Robbie Ray, on Instagram.

June 30 2018 11:30 AM