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(Access, Adoption, Child Support, Custody, Fostering, Parenting, Visitation)

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See also: [Age of Consent] [Assisted Reproduction] [Harassment] [Partnership, Marriage]


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April 2017

Woman loses landmark same-sex custody battle News item summary US (NY) 14 APR
Sandoval signs law for transgender ID in foster, court care News item summary US (NV) 11 APR
Court upholds ruling in favor of same-sex couples seeking to adopt foster kids News item summary US (NE) 07 APR
• Opinion: Greg Stewart et al. v. Dave Heineman 296Neb. 262 PDF 704.58kb 07 APR 17
Osaka men become first gay couple to foster a child in Japan News item summary JP (27) 06 APR
In a world first, Singapore’s highest court rules that parents deserve kids with their genes News item summary SG 03 APR
• Judgment: ACB v Thomson Medical Pte Ltd & 3 Others [2017] SGCA 20 PDF 830.00kb 22 MAR 17

May 2017

June 2017

January 2017

StarVenezuela Legally Recognizes First Child with Two Mothers News item summary VE 31 JAN
StarFlorida Updates Birth Certificate Policy News item summary US (FL)
StarSettlement reached in birth certificates dispute News item summary US (FL) 10 JAN
• Complaint: Kari and Deborah Chin et al. v. John H Armstrong and Anor No. 4:15-cv-0039-RH-CAS PDF 211.80kb 13 AUG 15
StarMother loses custody of teen son because he is 'too effeminate' News item summary IT 11 JAN
StarThese two baby boys are twins, but an Italian court says they aren't brothers News item summary IT 08 JAN

February 2017

StarItalian court recognises gay parents News item summary IT 28 FEB
• Ordinanza (in Italian): In the proceedings for recognition of a foreign judgment … PDF 563.68kb 23 FEB 17
StarSouth Dakota Senate passes bill to legalise anti-LGBT discrimination in adoption News item summary US (SD) 23 FEB
StarSouth Australian same-sex couples can adopt children from Friday News item summary AU (SA) 17 FEB
StarFederal judge orders South Carolina to list both same-sex parents on birth certificate News item summary US (SC) 17 FEB
• Opinion: Casy Carson and Jacqueline Carson v. Catherine E Heigel No. 3:16-0045-MGL PDF 63.35kb 15 FEB 17
StarJ v B (Ultra-Orthodox Judaism: Transgender) [2017] EWFC 4 News item summary UK E&W 01 FEB
• Judgment: J v B (Ultra-Orthodox Judaism: Transgender) [2017] EWFC 4 PDF 766.74kb 30 JAN 17

March 2017

StarAdoption by same-sex couple opposed because of birth parents' Catholic faith News item summary AU (NSW) 26 MAR
• Judgment: Secretary, New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services by his delegate, Principal Officer, Barnados Australia v HR & CD [2016] NSWSC 1926 HTML:
StarRepresenting the Nonbiological 'Parent' News item summary US 13 MAR
StarHistoric ruling grants 'tri-custody' to trio who had threesome News item summary US (NY) 10 MAR
• Orders: Dawn M. v. Michael M. No. 00109/2011 HTM: 08 MAR 17
StarSouth Dakota governor signs first anti-LGBT law of 2017 News item summary US (SD) 10 MAR
StarItaly court recognizes non-biological overseas gay adoption News item summary IT (FI) 10 MAR