News about LGBT parenting and kids came fast and furious this week. Here's a compilation of some of the highlights:
- A Kentucky bill to ban unmarried couples from becoming foster or adoptive parents is effectively dead after not being called for a floor vote this session.
- Florida state Senator Nan Rich (D) has introduced a bill to repeal the ban against adoption by gay men and lesbians, and a second, that would allow judges to determine adoptions solely on "the best interests" of the child. Which is how it should have been all along, no?
- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced that the antigay Arizona-based Adoption Profiles, LLC and Adoption Media, LLC stopped doing business in New York after they were found to be violating New York laws prohibiting discrimination against same-sex couples.
- The Tel Aviv family court ruled that a gay couple can legally adopt their 30-year-old son after a 14-year struggle. The men are the first same-sex male couple in the country to be granted this right.