Now that same-sex marriage is legal across the United States, a gay man and his legally adopted son are seeking the right to nullify the adoption so they can get married.
Before the Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court decision effectively legalized same-sex marriage across the country, many same-sex couples who were looking for a way to be legally recognized as a family used the adoption process as an avenue to grant them family benefits, such as hospital visitation rights and lesser inheritance taxation.
In 2012, Pennsylvania resident Nino Esposito and his partner of over 42 years, Roland "Drew" Bosee, decided to go down the adoption route to seek some sort of legal validation for their relationship at a time when they believed same-sex marriage would never be legalized in their home state. more >>
They grow up so fast, don't they? That is especially true for one baby elephant struggling to bathe in a water-filled container.
A resident of the Elephant Nature Park, 1-year-old Navann recently attempted to bathe himself in a container.
Although he gets to the point of standing inside the plastic basin, immersing himself becomes quite a struggle. more >>
Muslim men who gangraped two teenage Pakistani Christian sisters at gunpoint last year have been acquitted of their charges by a Pakistani court after a key witness was bribed into changing his testimony.
During the middle of the night on Nov. 28, 2014, sisters Sherish and Farzana went outside of their home in the village of Jaranwala in the Punjab province to use the bathroom since their home did not have inside plumbing. The two girls did not return home that night and were found the next morning lying unconscious along the side of the road several miles from their home.
After the girls were taken to the hospital, they told police that a well-known Muslim landlord, Muhammad Shabaz, and other Muslim men had abducted them at gunpoint and raped them repeatedly throughout the night. more >>
The Obama administration has given a Chicago-area school district one month to allow a transgender student full use of a girls locker room or else it could be stripped of millions in federal funding.
The Civil Rights Office of the United States Department of Education has deemed that Township High School District 211 in Palatine, Illinois, has violated Title IX, a law that prohibits discrimination based on sex, because it will not grant an unidentified biological male student unconditional use of the girls locker room and showers.
After the unidentified student filed a complaint with the CRO in 2013, the CRO and school district have spent nearly two years negotiating the issue. more >>
Our national scores are embarrassingly low in both math and reading, and for both fourth and eighth grade students. The new 2015 scores for reading reveal a lot about America and America's families, churches, communities and schools. The point: All four sets of essential institutions are failing our children and youth.
America's mathematics scores are also very low, and declining. Mathematics is essential for personal development, gainful employment and the national economy. However, let us focus on reading for the moment. After all, if you cannot read the math book, you are in real trouble. Learning math is always harder for non-readers.
Our National Report Card is otherwise known as the Department of Education's National Assessment of Educational Progress — an annual report of student achievement all over the America. more >>
We are about to have a baby and I have been reading lots of books on raising kids. Our library stocks a book written by an award-winning author titled All Joy and No fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood. The writer's premise is that modern research supposedly supports the idea that childless couples are happier than couples with children. You have four children, do you agree?more >>