Cherokee Nation Recognizes Legality of Same-sex MarriagesNew York: New Parenthood Rules in Favor of Same-sex CouplesStrong Opposition Against Homophobic Laws in Mississippi and North Carolina

Cherokee Nation Recognizes Legality of Same-sex Marriages

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of December 21, 2016) On December 9, 2016, the Cherokee Nation recognized same-sex partnerships and marriages of members of the Nation. This is the result of an official opinion of the Cherokee National Attorney General of Oklahoma. Following a question by the Tax Commission Director, the Attorney General, Todd Hembree, issued a…
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New York: New Parenthood Rules in Favor of Same-sex Couples

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of September 1st, 2016) In a decision of August 30, 2016, the appellate court of the state of New York ruled that legal parenthood does not solely depend on biologic filiation or official adoption of a child. With this ruling, presiding judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam overrode the homophobic parenthood definition that had been…
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Strong Opposition Against Homophobic Laws in Mississippi and North Carolina

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of April 16, 2016) On April 5, 2016, the governor of Mississippi signed a new law that officially allows discrimination against LGBT persons. However, many corporations and celebrities have expressed their opposition against this explicitly homophobic text. Likewise, businesses and individuals are criticizing and opposing similar laws in Georgia and North Carolina.…
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