How will same-sex marriage rulings affect children?

Organizations disagree over what these decisions may mean to children as they grow up. Chris Roe, left, and Roby Chavez celebrate while holding their soon-to-be adopted children as the U.S. Supreme Court ruling is announced on June 26. The court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.(Photo: Josh Edelson, AFP/Getty Images) The Supreme Court’s decisions […]

Let charities keep their donors secret: Opposing view

Lobbying shouldn’t trigger disclosure. Acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel testifies on Capitol Hill on Monday.(Photo: Win McNamee, Getty Images) The explanation that certain organizations were targeted by a IRS for additional inspection since of their names or a theme of their work is means for low concern. Also discouraging is a miss of clarity in […]

Health insurance options for same-sex couples

Silver Lake residents David Michael Barrett and husband Mark Peters were married in 2008 during the brief period in which same-sex marriage was legal in California. And for almost a decade, they considered themselves fortunate to qualify for work-based insurance coverage provided through Peters’ employer. But when Peters left his job last month, the couple […]

‘No evidence’ same-sex marriage harms children, docs say

Children raised by gay or lesbian couples benefit when their parents are allowed to marry, America’s top pediatrics group said Thursday in support of same-sex marriage. “If a child has two living and capable parents who choose to create a permanent bond by way of civil marriage, it is in the best interest of their […]

Children in gay adoptions at no disadvantage

The findings, from the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Family Research, will be published in a report by the British Association of Adoption and Fostering tomorrow. Researchers found that gay and lesbian parents are at least as good at coping with the demands of parenting. Children do not suffer any disadvantage, and the vast majority […]