Views Read Edit View history. At the American Psychological Association annual conference in San Francisco, Nanette Silverman of the Johnson and O'Connor National Survey of Gay and Lesbian Parents based at Dowling College in Oakdale, NY, presents results of study of families in 34 states, including rural areas, and says sexual orientation is totally irrelevant to good child same sex adoption laws nsw lotto in Maryland.
Entering into a "registered relationship" provides conclusive proof of the existence of the relationship, thereby gaining all of the rights afforded to de facto couples under state and federal law without having to prove any further factual evidence of the relationship. The Sydney Morning Herald.
In Maryland, however, there was no special rule or consideration for second-parent adoptions by same-sex parents or step-parents. Doug Houghton, who first met him at a Miami clinic where he worked as a nurse practitioner.
Quebec passes bill 32, changing 39 laws and regs and giving same-sex common- same sex adoption laws nsw lotto in Maryland couples the same status as heterosexual ones, incl pension, insurance, and tax issues. Sweden: justice ministry announces law passed in June that gay couples who have entered into a legal partnership can legally adopt children will come into effect February 1 ; also one partner will be able to adopt the biological child of the other.
The law commenced in June A provision in the law would permit heterosexual married couples to divorce and permit same-sex couples to end their partnerships on the grounds of family violence or by mutual agreement.
Retrieved 14 May A Los Angeles court gives joint custody of a five-year-old girl to Kevin Thomas and the child's mother, who were raising the child together on a friendship basis until last year. It was in that the Neville Wran Government introduced, as a private member's bill, the 'Crimes Amendment Act ', which eventually decriminalised homosexual acts in NSW.
The father had held custody since , but the mother petitioned for custody in June , contending the father had been abusive. Appeal lodged. Prior to , there were no laws in place to deal with surrogacy in the state.
Australia: weekly Victorian gay publication The Melbourne Star carried ads from. Miami: US District Judge James Lawrence King, senior judge of the US Southern District of Florida, upholds the state ban on adoptions by homosexuals, citing the stability of heterosexual families compared with gay couples.