Nancy Polikoff

Outrageous Website Behavior

Filed By Nancy Polikoff | July 03, 2008 9:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, The Movement
Tags: Lambda Legal, lesbian and gay adoption, National Center for Lesbian Rights

In the Hall of Shame this week... Parentprofiles.com and Adoption Profiles/Adoption Media for their refusal to allow a New York gay male couple to post their profile on a website designed to let birth parents select the adoptive parents for their child. The company allows only a "qualified husband and wife couple" to post online.

A California couple sued the same agency in 2003...and won! In 2007, the company agreed that if it provided any services to California couples it would abide by California's non-discrimination laws. Then it actually stopped serving California entirely rather than help all qualified prospective adoptive parents. So now they are up to their old tricks on the other side of the country.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights won the California case. New York-based Lambda Legal is representing the New York couple. Both organizations deserve our appreciation and support (with a donation if possible!) for their tireless legal work on behalf of LGBT families.

Crossposted from Beyond Straight and Gay Marriage


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Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | July 3, 2008 9:54 AM

Despicable and beneath contempt. I hope the New York courts site the California finding and then these boobs will have lost the two largest states in the union.

Just what are they implying here, that these people aren't parents? That's just silly.

I think they have a darn good chance of winning the NY lawsuit too - especially since NY is recognizing CA marriages, the CA court obviously has some weight in NY.