Kate and Ann Bloomfield planned to send their sons to Catholic school and raise them in the Catholic Church — until about a month ago, that is, when they were told they could not enroll their oldest son in school because they’re lesbians. That’s the response the Bloomfields received when they inquired about preschool at the Cathedral of St. Peter School in Rockford.
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PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court will decide whether the same-sex spouse of a gay woman who has given birth is entitled to the same parental presumptions and rights as if she were a man.In a brief order, the justices said they want to review claims that state laws governing who is legally presumed to be the parent of a child apply only when that other person is male, arguments rejected by the state Court of Appeals.
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A court in Palermo has given a lesbian visitation rights to the children of her estranged partner, the biological mother of the eight-year-old twins.
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From the time I was a teenager, I was attracted to women, but it was difficult back then to even think about my sexuality. I was born 71 years ago, when the social and cultural repression around homosexuality was at its peak in the US. As a young adult I had several intense friendships – crushes really – on women, including one that was loving, sensual and addictive. However, the idea that it could ever be sexual didn’t occur to me. My sister remembers me saying, a few years later, that I found relationships with my women friends difficult – the feelings were just that strong. Because I didn’t know what to do with them, there was a lot of internal conflict.
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Fulfilling her heart’s desire to create a family was a personal odyssey for Natasha King, 46, of Saskatchewan, Canada.
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The Washington State Supreme Court said Thursday that a Pierce County Superior Court Judge relied too heavily on biased recommendations of a guardian ad litem in a child-custody case that involved a lesbian mother and conservative Christian father.
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Filmmaker Huang Hui-chen felt bound by labels while growing up in Taiwan – impoverished, a school dropout and daughter of a lesbian Taoist priestess who she yearned to understand. Her award-winning directorial debut “Small Talk” is the culmination of two decades of filming their fraught relationship and was named best documentary last month at the Berlin International Film Festival, winning the LGBT-focused Teddy Award. – See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/showbiz/daughter-lesbian-taoist-priestess-award-winning-director#sthash.XocW9x5j.dpuf