Several anti-LGBTQ organizations have come together in a new effort to prevent same-sex couples from adopting. It is also taking aim at civil rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union. The Alliance Defending Freedom has often drafted and lobbied for "license to discriminate" laws that prevent Christian groups from losing government dollars when they refuse to serve LGBTQ clients in the name of religion, Most recently, laws passed in Kansas and Oklahoma this May that allow faith-based discrimination in adoption. Other states and cities, including Illinois, Massachusetts, San Francisco, and the District of Columbia, have ceased using Catholic Charities for adoption and foster care services because the Roman Catholic Church objects to allowing same-sex couples adopt. Recently the Aderholt amendment , a measure attached to a spending bill which would permit federally funded child welfare agencies to turn away queer couples, was defeated. All Rights Reserved. Search form Search.
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Relationship Recognition. Constitution and the Virginia Bill of Rights. Both students and adults have the right to associate freely, and this right is not limited to political groups, but includes associations for social, legal and economic purposes. Roberts v.
Laws affecting lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender LGBT people's rights vary greatly by country or jurisdiction — encompassing everything from the death penalty for homosexuality to the legal recognition of same-sex marriage. Following the issuance of the report, the United Nations urged all countries which had not yet done so to enact laws protecting basic LGBT rights. According to Aristotle , although most "belligerent nations" were strongly influenced by their women, the Celts were unusual because their men openly preferred male lovers Politics II b.