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Laws concerning non-discrimination can also have long lasting effects on state adoption processes for LGBTQ individuals and families. Here, how adoption laws were affected by the consideration, passage, or denial of legislation regarding non-discrimination protections.

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Tennessee On the Brink of Becoming First State to Pass Anti-LGBTQ Legislation This Year

April 3, 2019, 10:28 am Tennessee lawmakers advanced two dangerously discriminatory bills this week, both part of the most extreme anti-LGBTQ slate of bills in the nation.
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Federal Judge Rules that Case Challenging State Support of Discriminatory Adoption Agencies Can Proceed

By Shane Stahl • September 14, 2018, 5:52 pm The ruling will allow the case against the state's support of discriminatory adoption agencies to proceed.
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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Ruling Protecting Prospective LGBTQ Adoptive Parents to Stand

By Adam Polaski • August 30, 2018, 7:47 pm The lower court ruling, issued last month, allowed Philadelphia to require child welfare agencies with city contracts to follow the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance, which protects LGBTQ people from discrimination.
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Freedom Means Freedom From ALL Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • July 16, 2018, 4:03 pm The final blog in our "Freedom Means" series explains how ultimate freedom for the LGBTQ community mean freedom from all forms of discrimination.
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Federal Judge in Pennsylvania Denies Child Welfare Agencies a License to Discriminate Against LGBTQ People

By Adam Polaski • July 14, 2018, 9:18 am The ruling marks the first time a federal court has ruled that child welfare agencies with government contracts may not exclude same-sex couples or require any other religious test for the purpose of determining who may foster or adopt children.
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LGBTQ People and the Freedom to Build a Family

By Shane Stahl • July 12, 2018, 12:09 pm The LGBTQ community has seen both progress and hardship over the years when it comes to building a family.
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VIDEO: Same-Sex Couple Heads to Court to Challenge Michigan’s Anti-LGBTQ Child Welfare Law

By Shane Stahl • July 12, 2018, 10:45 am The case could serve as an important litmus test regarding the constitutionality of discriminatory adoption law.
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What’s at Stake: The Future of the Supreme Court Following Justice Kennedy’s Retirement

By Shane Stahl • July 9, 2018, 2:36 pm A look at how a new Supreme Court nominee could affect cases involving LGBTQ people that come before the high Court.
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This Week in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination: Advances in TN & NH as OK & KS Discrimination Looms

By Shane Stahl • April 27, 2018, 1:48 pm Positive momentum in NH and TN this week, while bad bills continue in KS and OK.
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Advocates for LGBTQ Equal Treatment Urge Oklahoma Governor to Veto Discriminatory Bill Ahead of Final Debate

By Shane Stahl • April 27, 2018, 11:34 am SB 1140 would allow adoption and child welfare agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ people when placing children.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: A New Campaign Launches, Existing Campaigns Move Forward, and Anti-LGBTQ Bills Continue in CO and OK

By Shane Stahl • April 20, 2018, 4:46 pm What you might have missed in LGBTQ nondiscrimination news and highlights for the week of April 15, including stories from Colorado, New Hampshire, Montana, Oklahoma, and Massachusetts.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Adoption Battles Rage, History is Made in VT, & NH Nears Finish Line

By Shane Stahl • April 13, 2018, 4:52 pm Our roundup of nondiscrimination news for the week of April 8.
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So Far, 2018 Has Been Marked by Huge Victories for LGBTQ Non-Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • April 6, 2018, 11:05 pm Legislative and judicial LGBTQ victories in 2018 have continued to build momentum for LGBTQ equality nationwide, even in the face of a presidential administration that has sought to roll back advancements. With 8 months left in the year, here is a sampling of victories so far in 2018.
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This Week in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination: Legislative Sessions and Campaigns Wind Down, But Bad Bills Still Alive

By Shane Stahl • April 1, 2018, 12:27 pm This week in nondiscrimination, as state legislative sessions begin to wind down, we’ve seen anti-LGBTQ legislation die, but also several other bills are still on the move that could negatively affect LGBTQ people in their respective states.
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Oklahoma Senate Passes Discriminatory Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Bill

By Shane Stahl • March 15, 2018, 9:09 am SB 1140 would allow private and publicly funded adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ couples and individuals based on religious or moral claims.