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March 13, 2014

‘Ex-gay’ author and professor Robert Oscar Lopez has likened gay couples using surrogates to birth their children to the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade and says they are either buys or stealing their children despite the surrogate mothers not being related to the babies

California State University English professor and ‘ex-gay’ Robert Oscar Lopez has compared surrogate mothers birthing children for gay men to slavery in an article published Tuesday on AmericanThinker.com.

January 27, 2014

Israel’s Health Ministry has put forward a proposal to allow same-sex couples access to surrogacy in Israel while 65 babies born to surrogates in Thailand will begin to join their gay parents in Israel

Israel’s Health Ministry has advised its parliament that it intends to put forward a proposal so that Israeli same-sex couples no longer have to travel overseas to access surrogacy.

The proposal, announced Sunday to the Knesset Interior Committee, comes after 65 babies born to surrogate mothers in Thailand were blocked from returning to Israel with their gay Israeli fathers after Thailand placed a moratorium on non-Thais seeking surrogacy services.

January 20, 2014

65 surrogate children of Israeli gay couples are stuck in Thailand while the Government of Israel refuses to grant them Israeli citizenship

Supporters of the gay parents of 65 surrogate babies who have been born or are due to be born to Thai surrogate mothers have launch a week of protest actions this week to protest the Israeli Government’s refusal to grant the children Israeli citizenship.

Thai law grants children born to Thai women automatic Thai citizenship. However in order for the babies to leave Thailand they must be made Israeli citizens and Israeli law requires a paternity test before that can occur.

December 28, 2013

Same-sex partners in the UK region will be able to apply for NHS-funded fertility treatment for the first time under new rules

Gay couples in North Staffordshire, UK, are to be given free fertility treatment on the NHS to help them start their own families.

Under previous rules, IVF treatment was not available in some parts of the region regardless of sexual orientation.

Health leaders predict hundreds of gay and straight couples will submit appeals for the treatment, which costs around £4,000 a time.

Local gay community leaders suggest the new rules will mean more loved and wanted babies being born in the area.

December 21, 2013

Ruling by federal judge clears way but state's attorney general has filed to halt ceremomies pending an appeal

Michael Adam Ferguson and J. Seth Anderson wasted no time.

Once they learned that a federal judge had declared Utah's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional on Friday (20 December), they rushed to the Salt Lake County Clerk office and got their marriage license.

After they were married, Anderson posted their photo on Facebook: 'Me and my new husband!! My polygamous Mormon great grandparents would be so proud!'

December 14, 2013

Japan’s Supreme Court has ruled that a female-to-male transgender man must be recognized as the father of his child conceived with donor semen in a landmark decision

The Supreme Court of Japan has ruled that a female-to-male transgender man must be recorded as his child’s father, despite the child being created with donor sperm, in the first decision of its kind.

The 31-year-old unnamed man legally married his wife in 2008 after undergoing sex change procedures and she gave birth to their son in 2009 after undergoing artificial insemination.

November 14, 2013

Delays to their treatment, according to the couple, mean it is now ‘almost impossible’ for a Manchester couple to have a baby

A British lesbian couple is suing the National Health Service after claiming they were refused fertility treatment because of their sexuality.

The women, both 38 and in a civil partnership, are claiming they were told separately by a nurse and a doctor at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Manchester that they were ineligible for IVF.

They claim it was because they are in a same-sex relationship.

Delays to their treatment, according to the couple, mean it is now ‘almost impossible’ for them to have a baby.

October 22, 2013

They may be cold blooded, but up to 85% of spiders and insects are getting hot under the exoskeleton when it comes to 'gay' sex

Some bugs are gay, get over it!

That's what some are claiming as scientists have revealed billions and billions of bugs are having gay sex by 'mistake'.

While it has long been observed many species of insects and spiders have gay sex, researchers have now claimed this is almost always ‘accidental’.

Scientists from Israel and Switzerland have proposed an answer to the question why nature has evolved to where many bugs court, mount and try to mate with members of the same sex.

In some species, up to 85% of males engage in homosexual behavior.

October 11, 2013

Governor Jerry Brown signs bill into law also applies to unmarried couples

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed in to law a bill that will give same-sex couples equal access to insurance coverage for fertility treatments as heterosexual couples.

The law also applies to unmarried people and makes clear a non-discrimination provision of existing California law. The law requires health health plans to cover fertility treatments but does not cover in vitro fertilization.

October 10, 2013

Vitaly Milonov, a Russian lawmaker, wants an amendment on the 'gay propaganda' law banning same-sex couples from using surrogacy

A Russian lawmaker has proposed a ban on gay people from using a surrogate mother to have children.

Vitaly Milonov, co-sponsor of the ‘non-traditional relationships’ propaganda bill, has suggested an amendment to banning same-sex couples from having children.

‘At present, Russian law has a loophole through which members of sexual minorities are allowed to inform children about homosexuality,’ his office said, as translated by GSN.

September 16, 2013

Whether you are gay, bisexual or straight – if you need help starting your family you’ll find it at the Alternative Parenting Show thanks to its seminars

The Alternative Parenting Show returns to London on Saturday (21 September), and organizers have released the full list of seminars taking place during the event.

This annual show, which will take place at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, is aimed at anyone – gay, bisexual or heterosexual – who may be having trouble starting a family.

September 13, 2013

Couple split six weeks after twins conceived via surrogate

David Tutera, host of the TV show My Fair Wedding, and his ex-husband have resolved a nasty custody battle over their infant twins: each will get one to raise.

The fraternal twins were conceived via a surrogate who was pregnant when Tutera and ex Ryan Jurica announced their split after 10 years of marriage amid some expolsive allegations.

Each sought sole custody of the twins who were born 19 June.

September 9, 2013

The Alternative Parenting Show returns to London this month at a time when gay families are booming and LGBT parents are earning new respect

The annual Alternative Parenting Show, which returns to London this month, exemplifies an explosion in the growth of gay parenting

New film Any Day Now has just hit UK cinemas and serves as a stark reminder of how far gay people have come in the past four decades in respect to equal rights – particularly in respect to parenting.

August 11, 2013

'Abortion, homosexuality, in the state-controlled church' made the Gastonguays flee the US for Kiribati, but the religious family will soon return thanks to the US

The Gastonguays had it all planned.

The Arizona family was going to leave the sinful land of the US, and make a pure life in the island nation of Kiribati. Unfortunately, two things got in the way: storms and the Pacific Ocean.

According to Talking Points Memo, Hannah Gastonguay said she and her family were fed up with the US government. As Christians, they do not believe in 'abortion, homosexuality, in the state-controlled church.'

August 8, 2013

India is moving to pass legislation that will formally ban gay couples and unmarried foreigners from having children via Indian surrogate mothers after already denying same-sex couples visas for surrogacy

A proposed Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Bill in India will formally ban same-sex couples, singles and unmarried foreigners from seeking to have children via Indian surrogate mothers.

The bill was expected to be presented to the Indian Government’s cabinet today before being sent to the Parliament.

The bill was criticized by Delhi's International Fertility Center chairperson Rity Bakshi for placing stricter regulation on foreign couples than it did Indian couples.

August 7, 2013

Government gives greenlight to yet another de facto same-sex marriage

In a surprise decision that shocked even the couple themselves, the Taiwanese government has decided not to revoke a marriage between two trans women.

After a marathon meeting with colleagues from justice and welfare ministries and other experts, the Interior Ministry announced today (7 Aug) that the marriage license of Abbygail Wu and Ji-yi Wu should remain valid.

It said the Wus were indeed ‘a man and a woman’ in accordance with civil law when the registration took place. The government respects people's right to change their gender, it added.

July 13, 2013

A gay man has been named legal father of his former partner’s daughter, raising important questions about custody rights with regards to same-sex parents

A Canadian court has upheld a ruling that names a gay man the legal father of his former partner’s daughter.

The decision is expected to be the first of many where legal parentage and custody rights are re-examined in light of changing laws on same-sex marriage and assisted reproduction.

‘Harry’, whose name along with the rest of the other parties to the case has been changed to protect the child’s identity, originally shared guardianship of his partner ‘Rick’s’ biological daughter for the first three years of her life. 

May 31, 2013

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, has launched an attack on gay marriage just ahead of the UK House of Lords vote on marriage equality next week

Legalizing gay marriage will pave the way for polygamy and even siblings getting wed, the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord George Carey warns in a new book.

The 77 year-old Lord argues the marriage equality bill will lead to demands for multiple-spouse marriages and weddings between cohabiting sisters, in a paper published by the Civitas think-tank.

The intervention from Lord Carey comes after the House of Commons voted to legalize marriage equality and ahead of a vote on the matter next week in the House of Lords.

May 10, 2013

The Federal Council of Medicine fixed a law’s wording to ensure same-sex couples’ access to assisted reproduction

Brazil has guaranteed that gay couples across the country have access to assisted fertilization.

According to Brazilian news website Globo.com, the Federal Council of Medicine (CFM) has adjusted the vague wording in an existing law that some courts used to block same-sex couples from using in-vitro fertilization and other assisted fertilization methods.

May 10, 2013

Markus K was rejected from the seminary as they refused to have a gay priest but has made lots of women happy and got his revenge on the church

He has never had sex with a woman but Markus K from Munich, Germany may be the gay dad with the most kids in the world – 22 so far.

Slim, dark-haired and 1.94 meters (6’3”) tall he has 12 children living in Munich, one in Tuscany, one in Vienna, six in other German towns and two still in the womb – they are due to be born this summer.

If both those pregnancies go as planned he will end up with 12 girls and 12 boys. He thinks that’s a good number and may consider stopping.

March 30, 2013

An Arizona judge has ruled the trans man can’t divorce his wife because of the questionable validity of the marriage

An Arizona judge has denied a transgender man’s request for divorce from his wife of nine years.

Thomas Beatie, born Tracy Lagondino in Hawaii in 1974, kept his female reproductive organs while transitioning to a man in his early 20s.

When Beatie married wife Nancy in Hawaii in 2003, and in 2008 gave birth to the first of three children, he had already undergone a state-authorized sex change.

March 20, 2013

A committee of Israel's health ministry adopted court recommendation to recognize both members of gay couples as parents of children born with the aid of overseas surrogacy

Israel’s Health ministry's Implementation Committee adopted a recommendation to recognize surrogacy procedures undertaken overseas, including those of same-sex couples.

The committee a decreed that  a non-biological parent in a same-sex parent couple should be legally recognized as a parent, without undergoing the complex procedure of adoption, as is currently required.

March 19, 2013

India banned surrogacy for gay couples and single people earlier this year, leaving those who have babies in the womb in a difficult situation

The home ministry in India has clarified the position for gay couples who have already taken steps to have babies via Indian surrogate mothers before the rules were changed earlier this year.

In January the home ministry announced that they would no longer issue medical visas to gay couples and single people who wanted to have children via surrogacy in India, ending dreams of parenthood for many people.

March 12, 2013

Legendary American comic has supported a change to the law in Israel allowing two gay men to have a child via surrogacy

Jewish celebrity and legendary comic Joan Rivers has given her support to an Israeli gay couple trying to have a child using surrogacy.

As surrogacy is illegal for two men in Israel, Yuval and Liran Kaduri-Altman are trying to raise awareness of the anti-gay law while trying to get the money to have their baby in the US.