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South Dakota licences prejudice


Last night South Dakota became the first US state of the year to retreat from treating LGBT people as equals with the rest of society. The snappily titled “SB149” law will allow adoption agencies to discriminate based on “religious belief or moral conviction” – weasel words for having adoption rules based on prejudice and bigotry and without care for the […]

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EU-wide recognition of adoption rights

Today, the European Parliament adopted a report (by a huge margin – 533 for, 41 against) demanding the automatic recognition of domestic adoption orders across EU Member States. The report stipulates that the recognition should happen without discrimination, including on the basis of the parents’ sexual orientation. The report highlights that the lack of provisions for the recognition currently cause […]

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EU Parliament speaks out for mutual recognition of domestic adoptions

In a resolution addressing cross-border conflicts around adoption adopted yesterday, the European Parliament has spoken out in favour of mutual recognition of domestic adoption decisions between Member States.  In the EU, despite the principle of free movement of workers across the 28 states, LGBTI families with an adopted child may face problems when traveling or moving to another EU Member […]

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