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Anyone Can Get HPV: Get Vaccinated or Risk Serious Health Issues

FAMILY | By EDGE | Sep 12
A recent study released by Pediatrics has shown that while vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV) is highly recommended, many individuals are not receiving the necessary protection.

Supreme Court Adds Same-Sex Marriage to Sept. 29 Agenda

FAMILY | Sep 11
The Supreme Court has formally added same-sex marriage cases to the justices' agenda for their closed-door conference on Sept. 29.

Wis. Judges Grant Adoptions by Same-Sex Married Couples

FAMILY | Sep 11
At least two Dane County judges have granted adoptions by same-sex couples, thereby recognizing their marriages.

Orange County Clerk of Courts To Accept County Domestic Partnership Affidavits

FAMILY | Sep 11
Eddie Fernández, Orange County Clerk of Courts, announced that his office will begin accepting Orange County domestic partnership affidavits, effective immediately.

Sarah Palin and Family Reportedly Involved in Drunken Brawl

FAMILY | By EDGE | Sep 11
Several news sources report that former GOP vice presidential hopeful and half-term governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin and her family were involved in a drunken melee outside of Anchorage last weekend.

Attorneys Argue the Texas' Gay Marriage Ban Hurts Kids

FAMILY | Sep 10
Lawyers for two same-sex couples challenging Texas' gay marriage ban are refuting state claims the prohibition promotes raising children in "stable, lasting relationships," arguing in an appeals brief Tuesday that it serves no legitimate state interest.

Ga. Teen Disowned for Being Gay Helps Launch LGBT Youth Shelter

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 9
A Georgia teen who was thrown out by his family in a harrowing five-minute video documented on YouTube ended up with $100,000 in crowdsourced donations, which he has used to help open a new shelter for homeless LGBT youth.

Ruth Ellis Center Holds "Voices" to Benefit LGBT Youth

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 5
On Sept. 12, Detroit's Ruth Ellis Center will raise funds to keep LGBT kids safe at their annual fundraising event "Voices."

Louisiana Ruling Breaks Marriage Equality Winning Streak

FAMILY | By Kevin McGill | Sep 4
It was a rare loss for gay-marriage supporters - one that even the judge who issued the ruling acknowledged won't be the final word.

7th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Marriage Equality Rulings

FAMILY | By EDGE | Sep 4
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a verdict today that reaffirmed earlier court findings in Indiana and Wisconsin, where voter-approved anti-gay ballot initiatives restricting marriage rights were struck down as unconstitutional.