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Draft of Cuba's new family code opens door for gay marriage

Sep. 15, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — The draft of a new family code for Cuba released Wednesday proposes allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as giving children greater participation in decisions that affect them. The preliminary draft, which must be approved by Cuba’s...

Kentucky reaches settlement over placement of foster kids

Sep. 13, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials have reached an agreement over how the state will oversee treatment of foster children placed with private agencies. The settlement came from a two decades-old federal lawsuit alleging religious coercion of children and...

Tens of thousands protest for gay marriage in Switzerland

Sep. 04, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands protested in Switzerland on Saturday for the legalization of same-sex marriage in the Alpine country. The protests came ahead of a national referendum on Sept. 26 on the legalization of gay marriage, which has already been introduced in...

Conservative Montenegro registers 1st same-sex partnership

Jul. 25, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro has registered the first same-sex partnership in the staunchly conservative country that is striving to join the European Union, authorities said Sunday. The announcement is seen as a major step forward for the LGBT community in...

Kentucky contracts with Baptist-affiliated children's agency

Jul. 15, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reached a contract deal Thursday to continue placing youngsters with a Baptist-affiliated children’s agency, coming after the Democratic governor's administration removed LGBTQ anti-discrimination language that the agency steadfastly refused to sign. ...

European court urges Russia to acknowledge same-sex unions

Jul. 13, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A top European human rights court issued a ruling Tuesday urging Russia to recognize same-sex unions, but the Kremlin was quick to respond that same-sex marriage was “not allowed” in Russia in accordance with constitutional amendments adopted last year. ...

Nebraska judge who nixed same-sex adoption target of filing

Jul. 13, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former state Rep. Ernie Chambers is known for seeking the censure of Nebraska judges he believes have acted outside the bounds of fairness. Now, Chambers is targeting a judge in the state’s northeastern corner who saw the Nebraska Supreme Court overturn his denial of...

Israeli court annuls parts of surrogacy law excluding gays

Jul. 11, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Supreme Court on Sunday cleared the way for same-sex couples to have children through surrogate mothers, a move hailed by lawmakers and activists as a victory for LGBTQ rights. The court ruled in 2020 that a surrogacy law, which had expanded...

Kentucky’s contract with children’s agency remains in limbo

Jul. 01, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's contract renewal with a Baptist-affiliated children’s agency remains in limbo, but the state is continuing to place youngsters in its care, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. The monthslong dispute revolved around a clause in a new...