Federal Judge Upholds Adoption Discrimination Against Gays and Lesbians
A federal judge upheld a Florida law banning adoption by gays and lesbians. U.S. District Judge King ruled that the state was justified in limiting adoption to married, heterosexual couples because it is “in the best interest of children.” This decision flies in the face of a recent study presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association concluding that gay and lesbian couples make as good of parents as heterosexual couples. The American Civil Liberties Union, which was responsible for bringing the case to court on behalf of the gay couple, plans to file a motion for reconsideration with the judge. In the meantime, 3,400 children are currently waiting to be adopted in Florida.
9/29/2014 Hope for Afghan Women as New President is Sworn In - Ashraf Ghani, who has publicly and consistently stated his support for women's rights and women's participation in government,Â was sworn inÂ as the new President of Afghanistan today atÂ the Presidential Palace in Kabul.
Over 1000 national and international guests attended the ceremony, including high-ranking officials from the United Nations and 34 countries and a delegation from the United States. . . .