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Same-sex marriage in Maine

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Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in Maine since December 29, 2012. The bill .... On June 30, 2011, EqualityMaine and Gay & Lesbian Advocates ... The 29th being a Saturday, most town...

GLAD / Know Your Rights / Information by State / Maine

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Sep 18, 2015 ... Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, ... GLAD won the right of same-sex couples to jointly adopt in Maine, ... Single gay people can adopt in Maine; same-sex couples can jointly become the legal ...

The Adoption Mentors - Children Awaiting Parents

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... child advocacy, acting as mentors to eliminate the barriers for children being ... They championed the advocacy of adoptees demanding the names of their ... ( Florida has finally changed its law to permit gay adoption.) ... Under her direction MAPS grew to one of the largest agencies in the country with three offices in Maine, ...

Who Can Foster and Adopt - AdoptUSKids

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Characteristics needed to be a good foster or adoptive parent include: Being stable, mature, dependable, and flexible; Having the ability to advocate for children ...

Gay and Lesbian Adoption and Parenting | Nolo.com

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The legal rights of same-sex parents, from adoption to coparenting to second ... Education Fund (www.lambdalegal.org), and Gay and Lesbian Advocates ... District of Columbia, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New ... nonbiological parent) is most likely to become an issue if a same-sex couple splits up.

Second Parent Adoption | Human Rights Campaign

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For same-sex couples, it is often the case that there is only one legal parent even ... raise an adopted child together, only one of them may have officially become ...

Despite Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, Gay Adoption Rights Uncertain ...

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Aug 19, 2015 ... Florida's 1977 ban on gay adoption had only recently been overturned ... program at the Human Rights Campaign, which advocates for gay rights. ... wards until 2012, when the state started allowing gay couples to become ... Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri ...

Second-Parent Adoption Laws - Family Equality Council

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Foster care non-discrimination laws protect LGBT foster parents from discrimination by foster care agencies and officials. Some states explicitly restrict foster ...

Same-Sex Couples Often Face Obstacles in Establishing Legal Ties ...

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Jul 21, 2012 ... Same-sex couples face difficulties in establishing legal ties not just to ... not allow gay couples to adopt, she is unable to make that title official. ... “Outdated state laws really place children being raised by lesbian and gay families at risk, ... Five additional states — Colorado, Indiana, Maine, Montana and ...

Domestic Violence Resources in Maine | MCEDV

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For a complete list of Maine's domestic violence resource centers, click here. ... Temporary emergency shelter and transitional housing: The availability of both ... Public Policy: MCEDV advocates on behalf of battered women through policy ... to Do if You Suspect Someone is Being Abused · Where Can Batterers Get Help?

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Family Law in Maine - GLAD

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Single gay people can adopt in Maine; same-sex couples can jointly become the .... advocating that the federal government respect the marriages of same-sex ...

Maine Adoption - Adoption | Laws.com

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After contacting your local Department of health and Human Services office, you must go over the general requirements of a Maine Adoption; these requirements  ...

Gay Adoption - Adoption | Laws.com

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That being said, gay adoption is; however, prohibited by the majority of countries ... United States: Washington D.C., New Jersey, New York, Indiana, Maine, ...