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Powerful Russian Lawmaker Claims Allowing Same-Sex Couples to Adopt Will Lead to ‘The Extinction of Humanity’

In an insane rant a powerful Russian lawmaker disparaged all LGBT people across the planet by claiming allowing same-sex couples to adopt will lead to the end of the human race. Valentina Matvienko, a Senator from St. Petersburg, is the Chairwoman of the Federation Council, making her the third most-powerful elected official in Russia, and essentially second in line to the Presidency, after the Prime Minister. Matvienko, who is closely tied to Russian President Vladimir Putin, told participants at a children’s forum that “foundations for happiness” include “family, children, and...
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Federally-Funded Catholic Adoption Agency Blocks Same-Sex Couple From Fostering Migrant Children, Because Jesus

A Texas adoption agency that receives federal taxpayer funds is refusing to allow a lesbian couple to become foster parents, and they’re citing their religious beliefs to support their discriminatory decision. Bryn Esplin and Fatma Marouf, who are married and are both professors at Texas A&M University, were told by the agency because they’re a same-sex couple they don’t “mirror the holy family,” and thus would not allow them to foster some of the thousands of migrant and refugee children the federal government is detaining. The women pressed, saying that surely some of...
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Donald Trump sued over plan to discriminate against LGBT families

Donald Trump is being sued over his reported plan to let adoption and foster agencies reject same-sex couples. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said that it is suing the Trump administration and the state of South Carolina over the reported plan, which would allow federally-funded religious agencies to discriminate against queer or non-Christian people. “Families who are rejected by an agency because of their faith or sexual orientation may not have other options in their area,” Leslie Cooper, deputy director of the ACLU LGBT and HIV project, said in...
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Donald Trump sued over plan to discriminate against LGBT families

Donald Trump is being sued over his reported plan to let adoption and foster agencies reject same-sex couples. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said that it is suing the Trump administration and the state of South Carolina over the reported plan, which would allow federally-funded religious agencies to discriminate against queer or non-Christian people. “Families who are rejected by an agency because of their faith or sexual orientation may not have other options in their area,” Leslie Cooper, deputy director of the ACLU LGBT and HIV project, said in...
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