How is this still an issue with 2016 nearly here?!
The Arkansas Supreme Court decided late last week to temporarily block a lower court's ruling on allowing same-sex parents to be named on their child's birth certificates.
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It all started back on December 1, when three same-sex couples won a court battle in front of Little Rock Circuit Court Judge Tim Fox to allow their names to be placed on their children's birth certificates — so long, Judge Fox deemed, as they were married before the birth.
But the state of Arkansas appealed the ruling, arguing it conflicted with state laws, and now the Arkansas Supreme Court has once again blocked same-sex couples from both being listed on the child's birth certificate.
In their opinion, the court stated:
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This is terrible!
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (AKA the Mormons) just released a major policy announcement ordering that no child living in a same-sex household can be blessed or baptized within the church!
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According to Eric Hawkins, a spokesman for the church, the decision — which was announced on Thursday afternoon — is effective immediately:
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What is their problem?!
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the men behind Dolce & Gabbana, have been outspoken against same-sex families for almost a decade, and even after all of that time, they haven't learned their lesson.
In a super offensive interview with Italy's Panorama magazine, they absurdly called IVF babies "chemical offsprings" from a "rented uterus." HORRIBLE!
So, celebs like Elton John, who has two adorably perfect sons with husband David Furnish, took to Instagram to make his feelings known. He said
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Awww!! This story is heartwarming enough to defrost a frozen turkey!
Ten-year-old Sophia Bailey Klugh is an inspiration to us all!
She's blessed to have two very loving fathers, but some of her classmates tease her about being raised in of a non-traditional family!
Brave Sophia did what few 10 year-olds might think to do, she wrote a letter to her President, asking him for help.
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YEAH! Gay marriage has gained a formidable supporter in the form of Judge Judy!
The Judge chatted with the Ladies of The View recently about family, marriage, and parenting.
AND she revealed her feelings on the hot-button marriage equality issue!
Watch the full interview (above) but cue to 2:15 to hear The Judge's stance on same-sex marriage.
Times they are a changing!!
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Score one for the home team!
Orlando's City Clerk Office expects to see a rush of same sex couples next month when a new domestic partnership registry goes into effect.
Orlando became the first city in Central Florida to recognize same sex couples. All 16 appointments for the registry's opening day have already been booked.
While the registry doesn't offer the full benefits of a civil union or marriage, couples will be able to have hospital visitation rights, health care decision making privileges and funeral arrangement rights.
Commissioner Patty Sheehan stated "it's not as many rights as marriage, but it helps couples during very difficult times." Sheehan is expected to sign the registry with her partner Jocelynn White.
We're glad to see cities move one step closer to equality. Yay Orlando!
[Image via WENN.]
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During GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's stop in New Hampshire today, gay veteran Bob Garon totally put Mitt in his place!
While at his NH campaign stop, Mitt sat down at a table next to Garon and shouted "Vietnam veteran!"
At that point, Garon questioned Romney about New Hampshire's gay marriage law, and he asked the presidential candidate if he supported a repeal of the law, which "allows same-sex couples to get married."
Here's what Romney had to say in response:
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