Marriage Equality and Surrogacy: Effects of the Supreme Court’s Ruling

In ruling in favor of nationwide marriage equality today, the Supreme Court has recognized a constitutional right to marry for same-sex couples. But the Court has also made the legal aspects of surrogacy significantly easier for same-sex couples in many states. As Justice Anthony Kennedy noted in the Court’s majority opinion, marriage carries with it […]

Michigan LGTB Adoption Law Allows Agencies to Refuse LGBT Parents

Last Wednesday, three bills were passed by Michigan’s Republican-controlled Senate and on Thursday they were signed by Governor Rick Snyder, making it legal for adoption agencies in Michigan to refuse their services to LGBT parents. Bills 1488, 1489, and 1490 together state that private adoption agencies can deny services to those that conflict with their […]