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Same-Sex Adoption Now Legal in Virginia

FAMILY | By John Riley | Saturday Oct 18, 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Friday issued a bulletin to local social service divisions throughout the commonwealth that adoption between same-sex spouses is both legal and recognized as valid in the state.

Rome Mayor Defiantly Registers 16 Gay Marriages

FAMILY | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 18
The gay marriage debate arrived within walking distance of the Vatican on Saturday as Rome's mayor registered 16 gay marriages celebrated abroad in open defiance of Italy's government.

Arizona Joins Other States in Allowing Gay Unions

FAMILY | By Jacques Billeaud | Oct 18
Gay marriage became legal in Arizona on Friday, and same-sex couples lined up to marry at the courthouse in downtown Phoenix.

NC High School Cancels Play Featuring Same-Sex Couple

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 15
Students at a North Carolina high school are seeing red over their principal's decision to shut down their current production of "Almost, Maine," a romantic comedy by John Cariani that depicts multiple love stories, including one between two men.

Facebook, Apple Pay for Egg Freezing, Sperm Donors

FAMILY | By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 15
Silicon Valley's biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job.

Pat Robertson Condemns the 'Demonic Revelry' of Trick-or-Treat

FAMILY | By Bobby McGuire | Oct 14
Citing examples of ancient druids and murdered sheep, Pat Robertson is warning parents not to allow their kids to take part in trick-or-treating this Halloween.

Alaska Will Issue Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples

FAMILY | By Mark Thiessen | Oct 13
Alaska will begin accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples Monday after a federal judge struck down the state's ban on gay marriage - the nation's first such prohibition approved by voters.

Police Report Released With Details of Palin Family Drunken Brawl

FAMILY | By Bobby McGuire | Oct 10
A police report that is equal parts "Rashomon" and "WrestleMania," detailing the events surrounding the drunken brawl involving Sarah Palin's family, was released by police in Anchorage, Alaska, Thursday.

New Research: Anti-Gay Laws Promote Poverty

FAMILY | By Sasha Razumikhin | Oct 8
The right to marry is but a small piece of LGBT equality, and new research is now illuminating just how rampant inequality is causing major hurdles to economic well-being for LGBT people.

Stand-Up's Jeff Norwood Brings 'Coming Out Crazy' to Club Cafe

FAMILY | By EDGE | Oct 7
Stand-up comic Jeff Norwood brings a group of his fellow comics to Club Cafe this Wednesday to look at what's funny about coming out.

Euro Disney Gets Bailout As Shares Plummet

FAMILY | By Greg Keller | Oct 6
In Europe, even Mickey Mouse is getting a bailout. The Disney resort on the outskirts of Paris is getting a financial lifeline from owner The Walt Disney Company to handle rising debt and a decline in visitors at a time of economic uncertainty in Europe.