same-sex

Wednesday December 27th, 2017

The Surrogacy Law Center: A Year in Review

For The Surrogacy Law Center 2017 was a year of moves. The Law firm moved to a new offices in […]
Thursday April 20th, 2017

Listing same-sex parents on birth certificates in Arkansas moves to U.S. Supreme Court

The legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015 did not address same-sex parenting in the United States. For those couples, the […]
Wednesday January 18th, 2017

Italian Court Ruling Considered a Positive Step

An Italian court has ruled that a same-sex couple’s twins, born to a California surrogate in 2015, are not in […]
Wednesday September 7th, 2016

Appellate Court in New York Redefines Parentage

A recent landmark ruling at the New York State Court of Appeals has redefined those with parental rights to include […]
Friday August 19th, 2016

Lesbian Couples Challenge Discriminatory Access to Fertility Treatment

Timely dialog is surfacing regarding the rights of the LGBT community to access fertility treatments in states where health insurance […]
Thursday July 21st, 2016

A Victory in Maryland

The Maryland Court of Appeals issued a ruling earlier this month that was a phenomenal legal victory for the LGBTQ […]
Thursday June 30th, 2016

Equality: The Unwavering Fight

Our hearts are filled with sadness following the horrific June 12 massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando. A gunman […]
Tuesday May 24th, 2016

Chinese Lesbian Couple Achieves Historical Milestone

Tolerance of gay couples is moving in the right direction in China. Recently a Chinese lesbian couple welcomed twins through […]
Friday April 15th, 2016

Lesbian Couples Fighting for Right to be Named on Birth Certificates

Last December, Indiana was pulled into the spotlight when two married lesbian couples sued the state’s health commissioner and other […]
Wednesday March 30th, 2016

Gay Couple’s Fight in Thailand To Bring their Surrogate Baby Home

For more than a year, Gordon Lake and Manuel Santos have been fighting to bring their baby Carmen home, who […]
Tuesday March 29th, 2016

Legal Arguments Become Heated in Same-Sex Guardianship Case

Child custody cases create passionate courtroom battles. In Michigan, a Monroe County Court judge is hearing a case that could […]
Friday March 25th, 2016

Supreme Court Issues Groundbreaking Judgment on Full Faith & Credit Clause

The Supreme Court recently granted judgment in an adoption case that strengthened the effect of the Full Faith & Credit […]
Monday February 1st, 2016

Italy Takes One Step Forward Toward Equality

The Italian Parliament recently revealed its preparations to debate a civil unions bill for same-sex couples. While Italy seems to […]
Wednesday January 27th, 2016

A House of Cards for Commercial Surrogacy in Mexico

Mexico was once considered a thriving destination for commercial surrogacy, but now its surrogacy business is in a precarious state. […]
Monday December 21st, 2015

Mothers Fighting For Custody of their Two Daughters

A custody showdown between a former same-sex couple has sparked interest not only in legal circles, but also among the […]
Friday December 18th, 2015

IRS Challenged after Denying Gay Couple’s Deductions for IVF, Surrogacy

The IRS is facing scrutiny over its refusal to allow tax deductions for same-sex couples incurring medical expenses related to […]