On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a widely celebrated decision that all 50 states must issue marriage licenses to couples regardless of their sexual orientation , likely ending an era of patchwork marriage rights for same- sex couples in the United States. In a same-day op-ed for the Los Angeles Times , Douglas NeJaime, law professor and faculty director of the Williams Institute at UCLA , argues that “equality for gay families” has not been delivered with marriage. To ensure family dignity for gays and lesbians, says NeJaime, the next step is removing legal barriers to surrogacy. By failing to embrace commercial surrogacy, NeJaime continues, states will be effectively limiting the definition of family to heterosexual couples who can bear their own children. For many decades leading up to present day, a number of discriminatory state laws have specifically excluded LGBTQ people from adoption and parental rights . This history is heart-breaking. Lesbian, … [Read more...] about Is Family Equality a Right to Surrogacy?
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Home Insync Insync oi-Staff on December 28, 2009 Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon organized a holiday party for 35 underprivileged children at a rented Aspen Recreation Centre in Colorado. She had rented out the city owned Aspen Recreation Centre for four hours at 1000 dollar an hour.The kids enjoyed a day of wall climbing, swimming and ice-skating. They were also treated to performances of magicians, jugglers and storytellers. They got a visit from Santa Claus who arrived on a sleigh pulled by reindeer with Mariah and Nick by his side. As soon as Mariah got off the sleigh, the kids started screaming her name, who is a regular visitor of Aspen around the holidays. More COLORADO News Charlie And Brooke Muller In Court Jennifer Figge-The First Woman To Swim Atlantic Ocean Christmas 2020: Gift Your Little Sister This Cute Outfit And Hairbands Of Ananya Panday’s To Make Her Smile … [Read more...] about Mariah Carey Spreads Holiday Cheer To Underprivileged Kids
Home Yoga spirituality Faith mysticism Faith Mysticism oi-Staff By Super on November 13, 2014 Santa Claus simply jumps into your mind at the very thought of Christmas. Being an integral part of Christmas, it is ideal to be aware of the significance the aspects of Santa Claus, the most celebrated Christmas figure. It is definitely exciting and intriguing to know about the aspects related to Santa Claus, his cheer, big belly, red outfit and why he gives gifts etc etc St.Nicholas born in 4th Century later became affectionately addressed as the Santa Claus. Here goes the significance of the Santa Claus. Santa's Cheer Santa Claus was a saint and saints involuntarily carried bliss in their beings. They spread happiness around, which is ideal in the case of Santa. Who could not contact his infectious cheer? Big Belly Another aspect of Santa Claus, the significance of which one ought to know is his big belly. As … [Read more...] about Santa Claus-Significance
Marriage today isn’t what it used to be. Throughout history, marriage has always been first and foremost an economic arrangement, with a couple entering into a lifelong relationship for the purpose of raising children and maintaining family property. All the better if the young couple just happened to be in love, but even if the new bride and groom barely knew each other, there was always the hope that love would grow between them over time. By the nineteenth century, the dilemma of marriage for love or money was a common theme in literature. And by the twentieth century, most people would have agreed that a young couple considering marriage should love each other. Still, expectations then were lower than today. For one thing, there were clear gender roles for the future husband and wife to act out. And for another thing, people viewed spouses as life partners within a complex social network of family and friends. Nowadays, people expect their spouses to be their … [Read more...] about Are Open Marriages Happier?
I was recently asked, "What still needs to be changed to make it more accessible for people in the LGBTQ+ community to become parents?" Some states have yet to begin treating all of their citizens equally. Some won’t give a nonbiologic gay partner custody along with the bio-parent. Some won’t even let you do an after-the-fact adoption . You have to go to another state, do the adoption there, then come home to your home state and have them recognize the adoption. I am not aware of any legitimate government aim advanced by this, but it adds stress and stigma and time and costs to surrogacy journeys, which takes resources from kids. The previous administration advanced several policies which discriminated against LGBT families. It sought to let adoption agencies reject gay parents. It fought the automatic parentage of nonbiologic parents, even in married same- sex couples. It removed protections against discrimination of trans soldiers in the armed forces and of LGBT … [Read more...] about LGBT Parental Rights: Where We Stand