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Data Shows Dynamics in Same-Sex Families

Beyond the Carolinas

The United States Census Bureau has reported that same-sex married couples have a higher median household income than opposite-sex married couples, but their poverty rates are not significantly different, according to 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) findings released on Sept. 17.

Laws rated in HRC annual index

Beyond the Carolinas

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute have released their 5th annual State Equality Index (SEI), a comprehensive report detailing statewide laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people and their families, and assessing how well states are protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination.

Competent foster care parents needed

Carolina Family Connections is Asking the LGBTQ Community for Help

“Carolina Family Connections is in need of foster parents to meet the demands of children in need of foster home care due to abuse and/or neglect in the areas of Mecklenburg and surrounding counties,” says Clontz. “We especially are in need of families who would open their hearts and homes to sibling groups and school-aged children of all races.”

Four years of gay marriage

Strong Commitments and Fragile Gains

On the matter of divorce, LGBTQ Americans are more likely to grapple with legal confusion and lack of precedent regarding same-sex divorces than outright discrimination.

Tennessee passes anti-trans legislation

Slate of Hate bills gain traction

Against opposition from business interests and LGBTQ activists, Tennessee legislators are continuing to advance homophobic and transphobic bills, the so called “Slate of Hate.”

Trump allows S.C. child welfare agencies to refuse gay adoptions

Regional News: HHS policy waiver could impact other communities not approved by organizations operating under ‘Christian policy’

The Trump Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gave an okay on Jan. 23 to allow federally-funded child welfare agencies in South Carolina to refuse services on the basis of religion. The decision came in response to a request made by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster last year.

Transgender legal issues and family law

Legal Eagles: How to deal with identity, marriage, parenting and divorce

Transgender women and men, and the families who love them, face legal issues unique to them. Simply obtaining the correct legal ID can be more of a challenge.