As part of the new laws, couples can choose between “parent 1” and “parent 2”, “mother” and “mother”, “father” and “father”, or “mother” and “father” on the birth certificate of their newborn.
LGBTI parenting is on the rise and an upcoming panel discussion will cover the ins and outs of the issue as part of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ Queer Thinking series.
With costs that can exceed $25,000, Chris and Todd Kinsey-Manning are hoping the community can help contribute towards their plans to start a family.
Ahead of a community forum on the future of rainbow families in Australia as part of Midsumma Festival, we spoke to a couple of the panelists about their thoughts on the challenges they face.
After being amended by the upper house and sent back to the lower house, the adoption equality bill has passed Victorian Parliament and will be finally legislated.
A Change.org petition urging WA Education Minister Peter Collier to amend state laws so faith-based schools are not exempt from discriminating against children of same-sex parents has been launched in light of allegations from a gay father of a former student at Foundation Christian College.
A new bill allowing same-sex couples to jointly adopt in Victoria was passed in Victorian Parliament’s lower house, despite no Liberal MPs voting in favour of it.
Once fully enacted, Victoria will be in line with NSW, Western Australia, Tasmania and the ACT, where adoption for same-sex couples is already legal.