Jump to navigation Skip navigation. The state of Michigan announced on March 22,that it will require all taxpayer funded, state-contracted child welfare agencies to accept all qualified families, including same-sex couples. It will no longer permit agencies to turn away same-sex couples based on their religious objection to these families.
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The current study compares the effects of traditional and modern anti-homosexual prejudice on evaluations of parenting practices of same-sex and opposite-sex couples. It was predicted that participants who score higher in modern prejudice would rate the negative parenting behaviors of same-sex parents more negatively than similar behaviors in opposite-sex parents. It was also predicted that this modern prejudice effect would be most pronounced for male participants.
Same-sex sexual activity has been legal with an equal age of consent since Anti-discrimination laws protecting LGBT people have been in place since Civil unions for same-sex couples have been allowed since and same-sex marriages sincein accordance with the nation's same-sex marriage law passed in early Additionally, same-sex couples have been allowed to jointly adopt since and gays, lesbians and bisexuals are allowed to serve openly in the military.
Reverend Matthew Bode has been with his husband sinceafter the two met through mutual friends in the Michigan community where they do social-justice work. Inthey wed at a public religious ceremony attended by loved ones. Both men knew they wanted to be parents at some point, though neither felt the need to have a biological child.
On June 26,the U. The decision in Obergefell v. Hodges legalized gay marriage nationwide, including in the 14 states that did not previously allow gays and lesbians to wed.
Religious exemptions allowing child placing agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ prospective parents will likely reduce the number of families available to adopt, further overburdening the child welfare system and harming the best interests of children in care. February will mark the 50th anniversary 1 of Bill Jones finalizing the adoption of his son, Aaron. InJones became the first single man in California—and likely the United States—to adopt a child.
Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in Venezuelabut same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex married couples. Also, same-sex marriage and de facto unions are constituionally banned since Homosexuality has never been punishable since Venezuelan independence, except under the "Vagrants and Thugs' law" Ley de vagos y maleantes pre-criminal behavior laws as in place in Europe and Latin America during the 20th century. In Venezuela, contrary to Spain, this law did not refer expressly to homosexuals.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee — Photo: Facebook. Among those bills were measures to allow private adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples, voice disapproval of transgender students who use restrooms matching their gender identity, prevent local governments from providing incentives to companies with LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination policies, and allow state officials to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages as valid.