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October 2018

Germany court rules wife of mother not automatically child’s legal parent News item summary DE 10 OCT 18
• Decision (in German): Civil Status Case XII ZB 231/18 PDF 144.53kb 10 OCT 18
De Blasio Signs Bill Adding ‘Third Gender’ to NYC Birth Certificates, Allowing Parents to ‘Assign’ Gender to Newborn Babies News item summary US (NY) 15 OCT
Israel, Russia agree on same-sex couple adoption restrictions: report News item summary IL 14 OCT
Lesbian Couple Granted The Right To Register Child As Their Own In Poland News item summary PL 12 OCT
Malta reforms law on embryo freezing and gamete donation News item summary MT 08 OCT
Hawaii Supreme Court rules equal parental rights for same-sex couples News item summary US (HI) 05 NOV
• Opinion: LC v. MG and Anor. SCAP-16-0000837 PDF 336.84kb 04 OCT 18

November 2018

December 2018

Singapore allows gay couple to adopt their surrogate son in landmark ruling News item summary SG 17 DEC
• Judgment: UKM v. Attorney General [2018] SGHCF 18 PDF 1.25MB 17 DEC 18
High Court to State: Register Gay Adoptive Parents on Birth Certificate News item summary IL 12 DEC

July 2018

Federal Court in Pennsylvania Rejects Argument That Child Welfare Agencies Have a Right to Discriminate News item summary US (PA) 13 JUL
• Memorandum: Fulton v. City of Philadelphia No. 18-2076 PDF 287.09kb 13 JUL 18

August 2018

California lawmakers pass bill allowing transgender foster youth to access transition-related care News item summary US (CA) 31 AUG
Assembly Bill AB-2119: Foster care: gender affirming health care and mental health care HTML 01 SEP 18
US top court rebuffs Catholic agency over same-sex foster care News item summary US (PA) 31 AUG 18
• Miscellaneous Order: Fulton, Sharonell, et al. v. Philadelphia, PA, et al.18A118 PDF 19.56kb 30 AUG 18
Honduras: Congress Approves Ban on LGBTI Adoptions News item summary HN 18 AUG
No parentage for sperm donors News item summary AU (FED) 09 AUG
• Judgment: Parsons and Anor v. Masson [2018] FamCAFC 115 PDF 833.80kb 28 JUN 18

September 2018

Italian appeals court upholds validity of US adoption by lesbian couple News item summary IT 27 SEP
Federal Court Allows Challenge to Discriminatory Adoption Placement Practices to Continue News item summary US (MI) 14 SEP
• Opinion and Order: Kristy Dumont, Dana Dumont and Ors v. St Vincent Catholic Charities et al. No. 17-cv-13080 PDF 232.11kb 14 SEP 18
France's name police ban lesbian parents from calling baby boy 'Amber' News item summary FR 12 SEP
Israel Rejects Court-proposed Compromise to List Both Members of Lesbian Couple as Parents News item summary IL 04 SEP
Corbett mother loses suit against schools News item summary US (OR) 01 SEP
• Opinion and Order: Greta Leontiev v. Corbett School District, et al. No. 3:17-cv-772-SI PDF 159.07kb 10 AUG 18

April 2018

Mississippi Youth Court judge denies lesbian couple adoption of new baby ­ and the reason is absurd News item summary US (MS) 30 APR 18
Oklahoma House passes discriminatory SB1140 News item summary US (OK) 26 APR 18
Lesbians' son registered in Turin News item summary IT 23 APR 18
Lesbian mums can't register baby in Italy News item summary IT 19 APR
Victory! Mississippi Supreme Court Rules That Lesbian Spouses Are Both Legal Parents to Their Marital Children News item summary US (MS) 05 APR
Opinion: Christina Strickland v. Kimberly Jayroe Strickland Day No. 2016-CA-01504-SCT PDF 5.32MB 05 APR 18

May 2018

Governor signs bill allowing taxpayer funded anti-gay discrimination says it enables diversity News item summary US (OK) 11 MAY
Article Allowing Same Sex Couples to Become Foster Parents Passes in Parliament News item summary GR 09 MAY
Governor Cuomo Announces Passage of Legislation to Ensure Equal Access to Diaper Changing Stations News item summary US (NY) 05 MAY
Discrimination in Kansas: Legislature Sends Anti-LGBTQ Child Welfare Bill to Governor’s Desk News item summary US (KS) 05 MAY
In Israel, Lesbian Ex Wins Joint Custody of Son Born After Split With Mom News item summary IL 03 MAY
After lesbian couple splits, court rules nonbiological parent has right to child ex-wife carried News item summary US (IL) 01 MAY
Opinion: In the Marriage of Dee J v. Ashlie J No. 2-17-0532 PDF 41.54kb 27 APR 18

June 2018

Discrimination in South Carolina: Legislature Sends Appropriations Bill with Anti-LGBTQ Provision to Governor News item summary US (SC) 29 JUN
In Ecuador, a young girl wins the right to have the surnames of both her mothers News item summary EC 21 JUN

January 2018

Landmark Ruling Shuts Down Sperm Donor’s Paternity Suit News item summary US (NY) 25 JAN
Opinion and Order: In the Matter of Christopher YY v. Jessica ZZ and Nicole ZZ No. 522068 PDF 120.04kb 25 JAN 18
Cuban woman with same-sex partner granted custody of daughter’s children News item summary CU 25 JAN
• Sentenzia (in Spanish): Mrs Eumice Violeta Cardosa Perez v. Mr Guillermo Gomas Vera No. 541 PDF 827.07kb 19 OCT 17
Court overturns ruling keeping same-sex couple from adopting child News item summary EE 24 JAN
European court rules lesbian woman has no right to paternity leave News item summary FR 18 JAN
• ECHR Press Release: Refusal of a request for paternity leave made by a lesbian following the birth of her partner's child: application declared inadmissible PDF 119.29kb 18 JAN 18
Germany's Federal Court of Justice declares transgender woman legal father of child News item summary DE 04 JAN
• Decision (in German): In the Civil Status Case No. XII ZB 459/16 HTML 04 JAN 18

February 2018

Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal of lesbian's recognition as child's legal parent News item summary US (AZ) 26 FEB
• Order List: 583 U.S.: Certiorari Denied 17-878 PDF 105.59kb 26 FEB 18
Adoption bill passes despite LGBT concerns News item summary US (GA) 23 FEB
Arkansas to pay attorney for same-sex couples in lawsuit News item summary US (AR) 17 FEB
Judge gives grandparents custody of Ohio transgender teen News item summary US (OH) 16 FEB
• Orders (Registration): In re: JNS No. F17-334 X PDF 138.72kb 16 FEB 18
Russian Court Pronounces Woman a 'Man in Same-Sex Marriage' in Custody Saga News item summary RU 13 FEB

March 2018

Law silent on adoption of boys by gay singles News item summary SG 17 MAR
Northern Territory passes adoption equality for same-sex couples News item summary AU (NT) 13 MAR
• Bill: Adoption of Children Legislation Amendment (Equality) Bill 2017 PDF 141.89kb 16 NOV 17
Platonic couple who live separately made legal parents of surrogate child News item summary UK (E&W) 13 MAR
• Judgment: In the Matter of X (A Child) [2018] EWFC 15 RTF 13 MAR 18
Georgia governor signs LGBT ‘neutral’ adoption bill News item summary US (GA) 08 MAR
Lesbian couple ‘can’t stop grandparents from seeing donor sperm boy’ News item summary UK (E&W) 01 MAR
• Judgment: Re G (A Child) [2018] EWCA Civ 305 HTML 20 FEB 18
Another Victory for Married Lesbian Parents News item summary US (NY) 01 MAR
• Decision and Order: In the Matter of Joseph O. (Anonymous) v. Danielle B. (Anonymous), et al. 2017-00316 PDF 45.79kb 21 FEB 18