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Michigan Deal Bars LGBT Discrimination in State Adoptions

Michigan Deal Bars LGBT Discrimination in State Adoptions

By David Eggert | Mar 22
Faith-based adoption agencies that are paid by the state of Michigan will no longer be able to turn away LGBT couples or individuals because of religious objection under a legal settlement announced Friday.

Mom with Kids on YouTube Channel Suspected of Child Abuse

Mom with Kids on YouTube Channel Suspected of Child Abuse

By Jacques Billeaud and Terry Tang | Mar 21
A woman who operated a popular YouTube channel featuring kids is facing allegations she used pepper spray to discipline her seven adopted children, and locked them for days in a closet.

Drag Kid Desmond Trolled with Hundreds of Baseless Reports to Child Protection Authority

Drag Kid Desmond Trolled with Hundreds of Baseless Reports to Child Protection Authority

By Kilian Melloy | Mar 19
Original Drag Kid Desmond is Amazing is only 11 years old, but that has hardly shielded him from the online taunts and slurs of right-wing trolls who sandwich expressions of concern for his well-being between frequent attacks on him and his family.

Scandal Lays Bare Stress of Elite College Admissions Process

Scandal Lays Bare Stress of Elite College Admissions Process

By Jocelyn Gecker and Carolyn Thompson | Mar 16
With dreams of UCLA for her daughter, single mother Donna Balancia chose a high-rent apartment to get her into Beverly Hills High School, which she hoped would give her the best shot at the college of her choice.

Foreign Adoptions to Us Fall By 14 Percent, Continuing Trend

Foreign Adoptions to Us Fall By 14 Percent, Continuing Trend

By David Crary | Mar 15
The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents plunged nearly 14 percent last year, extending a decline that's now continued for 14 years, according to State Department figures released Thursday.

Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli on Cooking with Kids

Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli on Cooking with Kids

By Kelli Kennedy | Mar 6
Alex Guarnaschelli might be a revered judge on TV's "Chopped," one of the few female iron chefs and the author of two best-selling cookbooks, but in her 11-year-old daughter's eyes Chef Gordon Ramsay is still the ultimate authority on food.

Terry Crews Apologizes for Saying Kids of Gay Parents are 'Severely Malnourished' from Love

Terry Crews Apologizes for Saying Kids of Gay Parents are 'Severely Malnourished' from Love

Mar 4
After a backlash, actor Terry Crews is apologizing for tweeting that children of same-sex parents are "severely malnourished" for love.

Gay man claims bias at SJ Mexican Consulate

Gay man claims bias at SJ Mexican Consulate

Mar 2
A gay man claims he was discriminated against at the Mexican Consulate in San Jose when a clerk refused to change his passport to reflect his married name.

May the Force be With You: Disney to Open Immersive Star Wars Experience

May the Force be With You: Disney to Open Immersive Star Wars Experience

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Mar 2
The world of Star Wars is coming from a galaxy far, far away to become the largest single-themed land created in a Disney park.

Lesbian Couple Targeted with Hate-Filled Anonymous Letter; Neighbors Rise to Their Defense

Lesbian Couple Targeted with Hate-Filled Anonymous Letter; Neighbors Rise to Their Defense

Feb 26
A lesbian couple in Hull, England, was targeted with a hate-filled anonymous letter telling them that their family was "immoral" and "wrong," and urging them to move elsewhere. But their neighbors quickly proved them to be wanted right where they are.

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