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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.

Adult website shares data, survey results

Carolinas News Notes

In its recent survey, Adameve.com asked over 1,000 adults if they thought that gay and/or bisexual men should be allowed to donate blood if they have had sex with another man in the past 12 months.

Foster care, adoption and the LGBTQ family

Becoming well-versed on laws and issues an imperative

For LGBTQ people considering fostering or adoption, therefore, it’s vital not only to become well-versed in the relevant laws already on the books, but to follow closely any developments that may affect their ability to expand their families.

Don’t Forget the Kids!

Legal Eagles

In Georgia alone, there are approximately 12,000 children in the foster care system, according to CASA Georgia (an agency of court-appointed special advocators). These children desperately need homes.