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April 2019

AZ Supreme Court says family courts can determine care, but only in special situations News item summary US (AZ) 25 APR
• Opinion: Paul E., v. Courtney F. No. CV-18-0111-PR PDF 163.26kb 25 APR 19
Michigan adoption agency reverses LGBT policy News item summary US (MI) 22 APR
Philadelphia Can Exclude Catholic Foster Care Agency That Won’t Allow Same-Sex Couples To Foster Children, Court Rules News item summary US (PA) 22 APR
• Opinion: Sharon Fulton, et al. v. City of Philadelphia No. 18-2574 PDF 120.50kb 22 APR 19
London court gives gay man parental rights over surrogate child after split in landmark verdict News item summary UK (E&W) 20 APR
• Judgment: Re N (Surrogacy: Enduring Family Relationship; Child's home) (2019) EWFC 21 PDF 239.23kb 07 FEB 19
Tasmania makes gender optional on birth certificates after Liberal crosses floor News item summary AU (TAS) 10 APR
Mormon church drops anti-LGBT policy from 2015, saying children of same-sex couples now can be baptized News item summary US 04 APR

May 2019

Adoption by same-sex couples in Puerto Vallarta News item summary MX (JAL/NAY) 28 MAY
Court: Adoption agency can't reject same-sex couples News item summary US (MY) 16 MAY
• Memorandum Decision and Order: New Hope Family Services, Inc. v. Sheila J Poole No. 5:18-cv-01419 (MAD/TWD) PDF 248.72kb 16 MAY 19
Italy won't recognize gay couple as dads to surrogate babies: top court News item summary IT 09 MAY
Supreme Court of Mexico Rules in Favor of Homoparental Adoption/Families News item summary MX 08 MAY
Court Upholds Shared Child Custody for Nonbiological Lesbian Parent News item summary US (PA) 08 MAY
• Opinion: R.L. v. M.A. No. 2740 EDA 2018 PDF 235.21kb 03 MAY 19

June 2019

January 2019

Foster-care ruling: Victory for religious freedom or bias? News item summary US (SC) 23 JAN
California law prohibits biological mother to be added to baby’s birth certificate US (CA) News item summary US (CA) 04 JAN
Christian magistrate can appeal dismissal for gay adoption comments as judge says 'intolerant views' must be respected News item summary UK 02 JAN

February 2019

March 2019

Michigan requires state-contracted child welfare agencies to accept all qualified families News item summary US (MI) 22 MAR
• Stipulation of Voluntary Dismissal with Prejudice: Kristy Dumont, Dana Dumont and Erin Busk-Sutton, Rebecca Busk-Sutton v. Robert Gordon and Ors No. 2-17-cv-13080-PDB-EAS PDF 400.43kb 22 MAR 19
New parental leave policy starts Sunday News item summary CA (FED) 16 MAR