The Kansas Supreme Court [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that a non-biological mother of children conceived using assisted reproductive technologies has parentage rights under Kansas law.
“The Republican plan omits protections for the LGBT community, offers inadequate assistance to Native American women, and leaves out critical human trafficking provisions,” Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House Democratic leader, said in a statement.
Montana lawmakers considered a pair of familiar gay -rights measures Tuesday, one that would strike an obsolete state law that criminalizes gay sex and another that would expand anti-discrimination protections.
That nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized same-sex marriage is encouraging progress for those of us who believe that everyone deserves to have basic civil rights. But, even if every state in the country could pass a similar legislation, it would not be enough.