Legal status of same-sex unions. Pat Bumgardner, senior pastor of Metropolitan Community Church of New York and a proponent of gay rights; and the Imperial Court of New York, which raises money for gay health and social services and touted a multicolored float. To show the diversity of administrative actions that have been taken at the local level as well as the diversity of geographies and government actors that have taken these steps.
Foreign adoptions are becoming quite common. As a result of the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell, all same-sex couples can now access marriage, including the option for stepparent adoption. No agency needs to be involved in this kind of adoption. Agencies which are licensed by the state of Illinois may place children for adoption with parents who have been licensed as foster parents.
Only legally married couples or single individuals can adopt.
We assist in many LGBTQ adoptions and have been honored to help hundreds of wonderful couples fulfill their dream of becoming parents. June 2, LGBT Parenting: While attitudes toward same-sex marriage and adoption are improving, same-sex parents and their children unfortunately may still face prejudice and discrimination from people in their communities.
Cicero mentions the marriage using the Latin verb for "to marry", i. Retrieved 28 December Department of Justice Community Relations Service released a training video highlighting best practices for interacting with transgender individuals and addressing the issues of pronouns and identification cards.