· · · · · 

U.S. Supreme Court: Alabama Court Must Recognize Lesbian Adoption—For Now

The Alabama Supreme Court held there was nothing in the case to show that Georgia law allowed same-sex parents to adopt, since Georgia prohibits what is known as “second-parent adoptions.”

The Alabama Supreme Court held there was nothing in the case to show that Georgia law allowed same-sex parents to adopt, since Georgia prohibits what is known as “second-parent adoptions.”

· · · · · 

Supreme Court Asked to Overturn Denial of Lesbian Adoptive Mother’s Parental Rights

The petition calls a September decision by the Alabama Supreme Court to not recognize the parent's adoptive rights as "unprecedented" and asks for an emergency order allowing her to see her kids.

The petition calls a September decision by the Alabama Supreme Court to not recognize the parent’s adoptive rights as “unprecedented” and asks for an emergency order allowing her to see her kids.

· · · · · 

Utah Judge Removes Infant From Lesbian Couple, Says Heterosexual Homes Are Better (Updated)

A Utah judge has ordered an infant girl be taken from lesbian foster parents, saying "kids in homosexual homes don’t do as well as they do in heterosexual homes,” despite volumes of evidence to the contrary.

A Utah judge has ordered an infant girl be taken from lesbian foster parents, saying children in homosexual homes don’t do as well as they do in heterosexual homes, despite volumes of evidence to the contrary.

· · · · · 

Alabama Judges Use Jim Crow-Era Law to Halt Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

A state law passed in 1961 makes the issuance of marriage licenses optional rather than mandatory.

A state law passed in 1961 makes the issuance of marriage licenses optional rather than mandatory.

· · · · · 

Alabama Supreme Court Won’t Recognize Adoption by Lesbian Mother

A decision Friday radically departs from the legal tradition of states recognizing court rulings from other states within their borders.

A decision Friday radically departs from the legal tradition of states recognizing court rulings from other states within their borders.

· · · · · 

I Have Same-Sex Parents, and Everything Is Fine

By sharing my story, I hope I can make other families in similar situations feel represented.

By sharing my story, I hope I can make other families in similar situations feel represented.

· · · · · 

This Week in Sex: Chlamydia-Cancer Link, HIV Rates in Africa, and Disney Does Same-Sex Parenting

A new study may explain why there's a link between chlamydia (pictured above) and an increased risk of cervical cancer.

This week, a new study showed a possible reason for the link between chlamydia and cervical cancer, UNAIDS found that seven African countries have reduced new HIV infection rates in children, and a Disney Channel show is set to feature a pre-schooler with two moms.

· · · · · 

Sexual Health Roundup: Michael Douglas Backtracks, Parents in China Want Sex Ed, and Condoms for Batman?

Michael Douglas backtracks on his claims that cunnilingus caused his cancer.

This week, Michael Douglas backtracked on his assertion that HPV caused his cancer, parents in China said they want sex education, a study showed Australian kids in same-sex families are doing well, and Durex’s new social media campaign backfired.

· · · · ·