Illinois is seen as one of the most progressive states in the U.S. in regard to
lesbian, gay, ... Same-sex marriage was banned by statute since 1996, but has
since been legalized in ... It was vigor...
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Six of those hours are for educational advocacy. ... The process to become
licensed to foster and adopt can take anywhere from three to six months to
Gay men can also become legal parents of a child in a similar fashion through
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Foster care non-discrimination laws protect LGBT foster parents from
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The State of Illinois denied Catholic Charities' request for an exemption and, due
For same-sex couples, it is often the case that there is only one legal parent even
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Some states prohibit same sex couples from adopting, but surrogacy guarantees
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Agency (ECFA) had contracted with Illinois to provide foster care services. ....
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