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Lesbian Couple's Family Denied Season Pass to Ohio City Pool

FAMILY | By EDGE | Jul 10
When Melody Mohn of the Ohio city of Galion, located 60-miles from Columbus, called to apply for a family pass to the city's public pool, her request was denied. The reasoning? Mohn is raising her three children with her lesbian partner.

A new study suggests kids of gay parents are happier

Aussie Study Suggest Kids of Same-Sex Parents Healthier, Happier

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 5
Children of same-sex parents enjoy better levels of health and wellbeing than others, a new Australian research suggests.

NH Court Sides With Ex-Partner of Girl’s Birth Mother

FAMILY | By Lynne Tuohy | Jul 2
The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the ex-partner of a 12-year-old’s girl’s mother has made her case to be considered a parent under the law.

Michael Foster, second left, and Larry Foster, right, hug with their children Joseph, 13, left, Kaleb, 11, center, and Madeline, 9, as the couple were married in Indianapolis, Thursday, June 26, 2014.

Married or Not? Families in Indiana May Face Long Wait

FAMILY | By Charles D. Wilson | Jun 29
Same-sex couples who rushed to courthouses across Indiana during the three days it was legal for them to get married there could now face long months before they learn whether their unions are valid.

In this May 22, 2013, customers enter and exit a Hobby Lobby store in Denver. The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice.

Supreme Court Poised to Settle Birth Control Issue

FAMILY | By Mark Sherman | Jun 28
The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice.

Marriage Equality Since DOMA’s Downfall

FAMILY | Jun 28
This timeline shows the progression of marriage equality since the end of DOMA. In most, if not all, of the judicial rulings the judges have cited the Windsor case as one of the reasons for ruling marriage bans unconstitutional.

Immigration Law for the LGBT Community: Know Your Rights!

FAMILY | By Miriam Cronkhite | Jun 21
Since the defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services now allows binational couples the same rights as everyone else. Find out what this means for you.

Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs are being preventing from adopting their own biological kids

Texas Judge Won’t List Gay Dads on Kids’ Birth Certificates

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 19
A Texas judge has denied two gay men the right to have their names placed on the birth certificates of their newborn twins, because the couple is married.

Brian Rosenberg and Ferd van Gameren with their children

New Website Supports Gay Dads

FAMILY | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 15
Celebrate Father’s Day by visiting Gays With Kids, a website designed to help gay dads navigate fatherhood.

Being a parent -- even if it’s not biological --changes your brian

Being a Parent Changes Your Brain, Whether You’re Gay or Straight

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | May 27
A new study conducted in Israel shows that gay men raising children they adopted through surrogacy may experience the same changes in their brain activity as both new mothers and fathers.