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Good news in Alabama!!

Alabama Court of Appeals Recognizes Adoptions by Same-Sex Parents

(Montgomery, AL, February 27, 2015)—Today, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals unanimously held that a second parent adoption granted to now separated same-sex parents by a Georgia court in 2007 must be recognized in Alabama—and that V.L., the adoptive mother of their three children, must be recognized as their parent and allowed to seek custody or visitation. The court explained that the “Georgia judgment is entitled to full faith and credit throughout the United States, including Alabama,” and ordered the case sent back to Family Court for a hearing on visitation. This decision reverses the same court's earlier ruling last fall, which ruled that the adoption was void and could not be recognized because the Alabama court interpreted Georgia law as not allowing second parent adoptions.

Article Courtesy:  
Erik Olvera
Communications Director, NCLR
Office: 415.392.6257 x324



Last Updated on Friday, 27 February 2015 15:09

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Slideshow from Baltimore LGBT Wedding Expo

Click to view the slideshow from our recent 'Same Love, Same Rights'® LGBT Wedding Expo in Baltimore!  Our thanks to Sue Bupp, a non-denominational officiant associated with Weddings by Sandy, who created this lovely keepsake of the event!  You'll be able to see the beautiful & historic architecture of the Grand Historic Venue, as well as many of the vendor displays and couples who attended the event in January.  ENJOY!




Weddings by Sandy is a group of wedding officiants who pay great attention to the details.  Our clients say, we are with you every step of the way, creating unique, interesting and captivating ceremonies that literally give you a magical moment, making you feel like your ceremony is the only one on our calendar.  One phone call and let us set your crazy wedding mind at ease!




Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 11:24

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Not actually too bad in terms of Mike Huckabee...

You might go into this article thinking the worst, but it's not actually just another conservative's watered down version of gay bashing.  At least with regard to what's quoted herein, Mr. Huckabee simply says we need to agree to disagree... that's something we could build on, eh?  Do you think these quotes are genuine??


Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015 14:56

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Statistics Make a Difference

Here at www.RainbowWeddingNetwork.com we have always seen the value in helping universities, students and other information-gathering sources, as they work to quantify the minority experience of the LGBTQ community.  It is important!  Numbers aren't everything, when it comes to living life, but pooling information into statistics that the general public can see and measure, is one form of validating and legitimizing the actualy day-to-day experiences of LGBTQ citizens.

THANK YOU for considering taking time to participate in the following survey!



A University of Arkansas graduate student is conducting a study to obtain information on Same-Sex Marriage and Heterosexual weddings cost comparisons. Your contribution is very important to the success of this study. Participation is voluntary. Complete responses will help with this research and will assist the hospitality industry better serve you in the future. It will take about 5-10 minutes of your time. However, if you need to take a break during the survey, you may return to the place you left off using the same computer. If at any time you wish to end participation, you may.

The survey is not designed to sell you anything, or solicit money from you in any way. You will not be contacted at a later date for any sales or solicitations. Participation is anonymous. All responses will be kept confidential and will be used only for statistical analysis by the research personnel. No personal data will be asked and information obtained will be recorded in such a manner that you cannot be identified.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know the results of the study, please contact Lydia Perritt at 479-575-2500 or email at lrperrit@uark.edu or Dr. Kelly Way at 479-575-4985 or email at kway@uark.edu.

For questions about your rights as a subject, contact the University of Arkansas Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701, 479-575-2208.

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Thank you!

Lydia Perritt

HESC Graduate Assistant

University of Arkansas

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 10:55

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