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Anti-Gay Mississippi HB 1523 Statute Challenged in Federal Court

The Campaign for Southern Equality yesterday filed a motion to reopen it’s successful federal lawsuit overturning Mississippi’s ban on gay marriage.   The motion seeks to have HB 1523 – allowing state officials to “recuse” themselves based on certain”sincerely held” religious beliefs from issuing marriage licenses – declared unconstitutional.

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Republican Louisiana Legislator Authors Bill To Legalize Surrogacy

Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, Stuart Bishop, authored a bill that’s about to be considered before the full senate to legalize surrogacy.

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In Australia, Government Report Opposes Commerical Surrogacy, But Supports Altruistic Surrogacy.

A report in Austrailia opposes all paid surrogacy; supports altruistic surrogacy.

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India Working on Legal Surrogacy Framework

There is a report that India is working on a legal surrogacy framework; however, foreigners may still be shut out.  Objective of legislation is to make surrogacy legal and transparent. 

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Louisiana House Votes 83-15 to Send Measure to Louisiana Senate to Consider Legal Framework for Surrogacy

Vetoed twice by former Governor Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana House approved another measure 83-14 to have Louisiana Senate consider legal framework for surrogacy.

Article states that surrogacy in Louisiana is not currently illegal; however, surrogacy contracts are not enforceable.

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International adoption rates free falling in U.S.A.

The number of International adoptions in the United States are in free fall for a variety of reasons, including: political (Russia), legal (Guatemala), and economic and relaxed family rules (China).

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Trump spokeswoman attacks Mitt Romney as “pro-adoption”

Tea Party Trump spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson, attacks Mitt Romney for being pro-adoption.

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Adele (Jokingly?) Offers to Become Surrogate for Engaged Gay Couple At Concert

Adele considering surrogacy. Story here.

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Civil Union and Cohabiting Partners May Now Be Able to Adopt in Ireland if Legislation is Approved

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs of Ireland, James Reilly, announced the publication of the Adoption (Amendment) Bill of 2016.  The Bill eases rules for step-parent adoptions and creates eligibility for unmarried civil union and cohabiting partners to adopt.

 

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Adoption and Financial Planning

Financial plan for adoption may include contacting: (a) your Human Resource Department to learn if an adoption subsidy at work is available; and (b) your accountant to learn if you are eligible for an adoption tax credit.

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