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Adoption & Child Welfare LawSite - Adoption Issues for Gay and Lesbians and Same-Sex Couples

Adoption & Child Welfare LawSite - Adoption Issues for Gay and Lesbians and Same-Sex Couples | How has Lgbt rights changed in the past years | Scoop.it
The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy at Capital University Law School, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services and Abbott Nutrition, proudly presents the Adoption & Child Welfare LawSite. The LawSite is a single online source of child welfare and adoption law information for adoptive and foster parents, biological parents, child and family lawyers, juvenile and family court judges, agency personnel and child advocates of all kinds. The LawSite provides statutes, regulations, key cases, and leading explanatory law review and practice journal articles, and many other resources for child welfare and adoption information. Also included are plain English summaries of most of the legal source material hosted on the site.
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There are many issues that the gay and lesbian community continue to face.  One of which is adoption.  Gays now have the right to adopt in America, but there is still much debate about whether they should be able to or not.  Many politicians find this to be an unnatural setting for a child to be raised in.  Supporters of gay and lesbian adoption would argue that there are no facts to substantiate that they wouldn't make excellent parents.  The fact that many homosexuals will go through the strenuous and long  progress of adoption while being publicly ridiculed shows how committed many gay couples are to becoming parents.     

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liam's comment, April 3, 2014 9:13 PM
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Frankie I completely support that gays and lesbians should be able to adopt. Being raised with gay parents is just as natural as an environment as heterosexual parents. You displayed your opinions on the hot topic well and still managed to get across that gay rights are a major issue. This scoop really displays the need for gays to have the same rights. Your scoop showed me and all the people who read this scoop that gays and lesbians deserve to have the right to adopt children. Gays and lesbians deserve to adopt and you showed that is
liam's comment, April 3, 2014 10:10 PM
In this scoop. Greasy job Frankie!
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LGBT Rights

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The LGBT Project works for an America free of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This means an America where LGBT people can live openly, where our identities, relationships and families are respected, and where there is fair treatment on the job, in schools,...
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The people of the gay and lesbian community have been socially shunned for quite some time.  Many lived lies in an effort to feel respected and treated fairly in the workplace.  Even famous movie stars pretended to have heterosexual relationships so that they remained successful and accepted.  In the past, both society and the government have frowned upon homosexuality.  In the 1950's, there were propaganda films about it.  And even though there has been much progression during the 20th Century, there was still a lot of misconceptions about gays.  Now, homosexuality is no longer frowned upon as much as it was then.  In many places, homosexuals are welcomed and loved by their community.  Because America is slowly becoming more comfortable and accepting of being gay, more and more rights and bills are being passed on their behalf.  These changes are helping America to become a utopia of freedom. 

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Mississippi Passes Anti-Gay Segregation Bill. Will It Be Struck Down?

Mississippi Passes Anti-Gay Segregation Bill. Will It Be Struck Down? | How has Lgbt rights changed in the past years | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, the Mississippi legislature easily passed an Arizona-style anti-gay segregation bill, potentially legalizing anti-gay discrimination throughout the state. The bill, which in an earlier form received unanimous bipartisan support from the state House of Representatives, is almost certain to be signed by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant. That will make...
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Recently, the Republicans in the state of Mississippi have been trying to pass an Anti-Gay Segregation Bill based upon a bill that did not succeed in Arizona.  This bill will basically allow business owners to refuse to serve or work with people who are gay or lesbians on the basis that it goes strictly against their religion.  While many politicians from Mississippi are behind this bill, many left-wing individuals believe that not only is the bill unconstitutional, but is a form of obvious discrimination.  Only time will tell whether or not this bill will be seen as unconstitutional; and therefore, struck down. 

 

This bill is an outrage and a mockery of the United States Constitution.  We live in the twenty-first century, not the 1950's.  Still, however, people are finding ways to legally discriminate against a group of people and take away their rights.  This is no different than denying someone service based upon the color of their skin.  Outwardly refusing to serve an individual on the basis that it is against your religion is simply a mask for hatred.  America has to progress as the world progresses, and bills like this one is definitely holding America back. 

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liam's comment, April 3, 2014 10:23 PM
Frankie, this is an interesting article that your picked. I think that making gay segregation laws is one of the most outrageous acts in the history of the United States. People should be who they want to be not restricted by what sexuality they are. I think you display that very well in this scoop. It is insane that proper will actually not serve people based on their sexuality. It is an outrage to the us constitution just like you said in your scoop. You did a great job of showing how outrageous it is to pass a bill like this.
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Timeline: A history of 'don't ask, don't tell' - The Washington Post

Timeline: A history of 'don't ask, don't tell' - The Washington Post | How has Lgbt rights changed in the past years | Scoop.it
A history of the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy.
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The "don't ask, don't tell" law is one of the most devastating blows to gay and lesbian rights.  In 1950, President Harry Truman first signed this military document which forbid and discharged gays, lesbians and bisexuals from the military.  In 1982, President Ronald Regan supported the act with the belief that gays are simply not fit to serve in the military.  During President Clinton's presidency, he had plans to get rid of this outdated law, but he did not succeed.  It wasn't until 2008 that hopes of this law being appealed was even considered.  Then Presidential Candidate, now President Obama promised during his campaign to see this law appealed.  In 2010, the law was repealed and gays, lesbians and bisexuals were allowed to serve their country again.  Although this was a huge accomplishment, to look back and see how long it took for this law to pass, is simply outrageous.  There is no evidence that sexuality has anything to do with one's capability to serve one's country.  If someone wishes to make the ultimate sacrifice to help America, we should commend them and pray for them to return home safely.

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17 States with Legal Gay Marriage and 33 States with Same-Sex Marriage Bans - Gay Marriage - ProCon.org

17 States with Legal Gay Marriage and 33 States with Same-Sex Marriage Bans - Gay Marriage - ProCon.org | How has Lgbt rights changed in the past years | Scoop.it
Details about states where gay marriage is legal and states where same-sex marriage is banned
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Gay marriage has been a hot topic throughout the 2000's.  Marriage is not only a symbol, but is a legally binding union that offers certain rights between the two people being united.  When it comes to gay marriage, there seem to always be two very opposing sides.  On the conservative side, gay marriage is viewed as a mockery towards this legal union and should not be allowed in the United States.  On the democratic side, gay marriage seems to be a more accepted idea that abides by the constitution in every way.  There's been a slow increase in states that have legalized gay marriage over the last five years.  To be precise, 17 states now allow gay marriage.  And many states are now in hot debate regarding whether they should legalize gay marriage.  With gay marriage being legalized at the same time, there are also many bans being placed.   

 

Gay marriage is the next necessary step in fulfilling the constitution and equality. Politicians have no right to deny someone happiness, especially when it comes to marriage.  Love is love and hopefully more people will realize this as more states legalize gay marriage and acknowledge their rights in this country. 

 

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