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‘Fable III’ Gives Gamers Gay-for-Play Options

Although gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples are still not fully sanctioned in the real world, things are different in at least one corner of the virtual realm. Take “Fable III,” for example, which gives gamers free rein ... (continued)

Posted on Oct 26, 2010 READ MORE



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Court Clears the Way for Gay Adoptions in Florida

A Florida appeals court has struck down that state’s draconian ban on gay adoption, the only explicit prohibition against adoptive gay parents in the country. The court really had no choice, since there’s nothing wrong with gay parents and they appear to raise superior children.

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 READ MORE


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Russia Puts Adoptions by Americans on Hold

Following last week’s diplomatically embarrassing—and for the child in question, no doubt traumatizing—fiasco involving a 7-year-old Russian boy whose adoptive American mom returned him to Moscow alone a year after bringing him to the States ... (continued)

Posted on Apr 15, 2010 READ MORE



U.S. Navy / Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Barker

Haiti Frees Most of the Jailed Missionaries

Eight of the 10 Baptist missionaries accused of kidnapping have been sent packing by a Haitian judge, who said he had not finished questioning the group’s leader and nanny. The judge said that parents of children taken by the missionaries made statements in their defense, AP reports.

Posted on Feb 17, 2010 READ MORE



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Adopting From Haiti: Too Soon?

Indeed it is too soon, says actress Angelina Jolie, who has three adopted children, from Cambodia, Ethiopia and Vietnam. In the wake of allegations of child kidnapping and fears of child trafficking in Haiti, Jolie has come out to make the very uncontroversial assertion that “an emergency is not the time for new adoptions.”

Posted on Feb 13, 2010 READ MORE


Adoption in Haiti [A Cartoon From Germany]

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Rainer Hachfeld, Neues Deutschland, Germany

Kidnapping Is Not Charity

Even in the midst of a terrible natural disaster, spiriting away a busload of kids—with vague plans to worry about the “paperwork” later—is no act of charity.

Posted on Feb 8, 2010 READ MORE


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Pseudo-Reality Web Show Zooms In on Abortion Issue

Would any pregnant woman want American viewing audiences to decide whether she should keep or abort her baby? Luckily, even the producers of the new Web-based show “Bump” know that that kind of programming wouldn’t fly, but they did go so far as to dramatize that idea by using actors in various prenatal scenarios to stage their stories for an online voting audience.

Posted on Feb 2, 2010 READ MORE


Questioning Adoption-Abortion Link

One of the right wing’s most frequently invoked alternatives to abortion is adoption—but, as an Op-Ed piece in the Los Angeles Times points out, the relationship between the two choices is not at all as direct or demonstrable as some politicians, such as Rudy Giuliani, have made it seem.

Posted on Oct 29, 2007 READ MORE


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Gay Flamingos Adopt Chick

A pair of gay flamingos with a yen for parenthood have adopted an abandoned baby chick at a nature preserve in Britain. Homosexuality is not uncommon among flamingos, and males are able to produce a type of milk for chicks. Fernando and Carlos have been mates for six years.

Posted on May 22, 2007 READ MORE


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‘Halliburton: Because Orphans Just Don’t Make Themselves’

Check out this stinging satire of Halliburton from “Real Time With Bill Maher.”
(h/t: Crooks and Liars)

Posted on Oct 28, 2006 READ MORE


Gay Rights on the March in Okla.

In Oklahoma City, a federal judge just struck down a two-year-old law that prohibits Oklahoma from recognizing adoptions by same-sex couples from other states and countries.

Posted on May 20, 2006 READ MORE


Amazon Changes ‘Abortion’ Queries

Until recently, a user who typed in “abortion” received a prompt asking, “Did you mean adoption?” The online retailer has since erased the prompt.

Posted on Mar 21, 2006 READ MORE


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