The Million Moms Focus on Hating Hallmark is in Fact Loving Lesbians

One Million Moms, the vehemently anti-LGBTQI hate group, is at it again. They want you to boycott Hallmark for featuring lesbian couples on their wedding show, Wedding Every Weekend.. Their inconsequential boycotts, aimed at erasing anything queer, lesbian, gay, bi or trans, continues to serve to enhance our legitimacy and ongoing quest for equality. Yes, … More The Million Moms Focus on Hating Hallmark is in Fact Loving Lesbians

Fighting for Asylum Seeker Rights Against the Order – See letter to CDC’s Kyle McGowan

FORMAL COMMENT TO GOVERNMENT PORTAL OBJECTING TO CDC RULE IN LETTER BELOW Melanie Nathan: “African Human Rights Coalition (AHRC- African HRC) has submitted the following comment and objection to the CDC Rule change that is harming all asylum seekers, especially the most marginalized who make their way to the Southern Borders of the United States. … More Fighting for Asylum Seeker Rights Against the Order – See letter to CDC’s Kyle McGowan

Child Abuse Tends to Spike in Times of Crisis

Marin HHS sends warning on eve of Child Abuse Prevention Month Calls to Marin County’s child abuse and neglect hotlines has plunged since the start of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order, raising concerns of specialists with the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). According to HHS’ Children and Family Services Division, calls to … More Child Abuse Tends to Spike in Times of Crisis

Navigating the new landscape of LGBTQ divorce for Lawyers and Therapists

A new book by Adam Romero, the Williams Institute’s Arnold D. Kassoy Scholar of Law and federal policy director, and Abbie Goldberg, a former Williams Institute visiting scholar and professor of psychology at Clark University, provides a comprehensive resource for navigating the new world of LGBTQ relationship dissolution. The right to marry means same-sex couples have gained … More Navigating the new landscape of LGBTQ divorce for Lawyers and Therapists

U.N Body to Declare Parts of Italian Reproductive Law contrary to International Law

LOYOLA’S INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS CENTER PERSUADES U.N. BODY TO DECLARE PARTS OF ITALIAN REPODUCTIVE LAW CONTRARY TO INTERNATIONAL LAW LOS ANGELES – The International Human Rights Center (IHRC) at LMU’s Loyola Law School, Los Angeles has secured a favorable ruling from the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in a challenge to … More U.N Body to Declare Parts of Italian Reproductive Law contrary to International Law

The Trump family separation policy death toll

Tragedy Strikes and Outrage Mounts Over the Trump Administration’s Cruelty Link: http://bit.ly/2HEzDts Over the weekend, Nick Miroff of the Washington Post reported on the devastating story of Marco Antonio Muñoz, a Honduran father who was evidently so distraught about being separated from his wife and child as a result of the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” … More The Trump family separation policy death toll

A Reflective Mothers Day – Five Generations in My Maternal Line on Five Separate Continents Mothers

Standing with refugees, asylum seekers immigrants, and orphans because it is persecutory and tragic to separate families… This Mother’s day as we stand with refugee and asylum seeking mothers and the orphans who do not have mothers, I reflect on the tragedy of my own family and how the Trump Administration is working policy to … More A Reflective Mothers Day – Five Generations in My Maternal Line on Five Separate Continents Mothers

New Yorker: “Taking Children From Their Parents is a Form of State Terror”

My family was once on the rough end of America’s immigration law, when faced with the threat of my same-sex spouse having to go back to her country of origin.  Because of DOMA (The Defense of Marriage Act) LGBT people could not marry with federal immigration rights to sponsor a same-sex spouse to remain in … More New Yorker: “Taking Children From Their Parents is a Form of State Terror”

Oklahoma Governor Signs Dangerous Anti-LGBT Child Welfare Bill Into Law

Governor gives go-ahead to legalize discrimination WASHINGTON – Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin today signed SB 1140 into law, codifying discrimination against legally married same-sex couples and others looking to adopt, and imperiling the well-being of youth in the state’s child welfare system. The new law will permit taxpayer funded adoption agencies to turn away same-sex … More Oklahoma Governor Signs Dangerous Anti-LGBT Child Welfare Bill Into Law

Horrific Nazi Tactic Raid Nets 32 Fathers by ICE Agents in Eastern Iowa

Federal and local law enforcement officials arrested 32 men on what they described as administrative immigration violations during a raid early Wednesday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials wouldn’t confirm where the raid took place, but at about 11 a.m. Iowa State Patrol officers blocked off the entrance to MPC Enterprises — Midwest Precast Concrete — … More Horrific Nazi Tactic Raid Nets 32 Fathers by ICE Agents in Eastern Iowa

Trump Admin Family Separation Policy Initiated by Sessions and Nielsen Draws Fire

Washington, DC – In response to the announcements by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen that their new “zero tolerance” strategy means that infants and toddlers will be separated from their parents, a range of voices –  from editorial boards, to mothers and children staging walkout protests when DHS … More Trump Admin Family Separation Policy Initiated by Sessions and Nielsen Draws Fire

WaPo: “U.S. embassy cables warned against expelling 300,000 immigrants. Trump officials did it anyway.”

Washington, DC – This evening, Washington Post’s Nick Miroff, Seung Min Kim and Joshua Partlow report that, despite warnings from experts contained in U.S. embassy cables, the Trump administration ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 300,000 immigrants. These decisions are aimed at expelling legal immigrants with deep family, business, work and community ties in America. The … More WaPo: “U.S. embassy cables warned against expelling 300,000 immigrants. Trump officials did it anyway.”

Strong Need for Resource Families in Marin

May is National Foster Care Month – Orientation scheduled to inform, dispel myths about foster care San Rafael, CA – Marin County has 85 children in out-of-home care, also known as foster care, and nearly 35 percent of them are placed in homes outside of Marin. The Marin County Recruitment Collaborative seeks more homes in Marin so … More Strong Need for Resource Families in Marin

Oklahoma Lawmakers Pass Dangerous Anti-LGBTQ Child Welfare Bill

Advocates call on Gov. Mary Fallin to veto discriminatory bill WASHINGTON – At the eleventh hour, lawmakers in Oklahoma approved a bill that would allow adoption agencies receiving taxpayer funding to discriminate against legally married same-sex couples and LGBTQ youth, among others. The bill, SB 1140, was approved by both the House and Senate chambers … More Oklahoma Lawmakers Pass Dangerous Anti-LGBTQ Child Welfare Bill

Prosecutor: Not talking to your kids about their body is parental malpractice

In light of child abuse prevention month – well, let every day be child abuse prevention day! That said:- Florida state prosecutor Stacey Honowitz who has supervised the Child Sex Crimes unit for 27 years, said child sexual assault has become an epidemic. “I had a 3-year-old in my office the other day, three and … More Prosecutor: Not talking to your kids about their body is parental malpractice

Barbaric Trump Attack on Immigrant Family

In just one of many stories that highlight the barbarism of Trump’s attacks on immigrants and their families, we learn of a Las Vegas Mom Detained at her Green Card Interview. This hideously cruel treatment of an American family and outrageous misuse of US tax dollars is yet another finger point at Trump as he pretends to care … More Barbaric Trump Attack on Immigrant Family

Why this Progressive Liberal Endorses and Will Vote for Senator Dianne Feinstein

California Democrats rebuked Sen. Dianne Feinstein at their annual convention this weekend, denying her the party’s endorsement in this year’s Senate race, and giving a majority of their votes to her apparently more liberal primary challenger, Kevin de León. While many may slot Feinstein in the ‘moderate’ zone, I have seen her, through the years, as … More Why this Progressive Liberal Endorses and Will Vote for Senator Dianne Feinstein

87 Faith and Civil Rights Groups File Amicus Brief in Support of DACA Recipients in New York

Washington, DC – Last week, Muslim Advocates and the law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP filed an amicus brief on behalf of 87 religious groups and organizations representing or working with faith communities asking the United States District Court of the Eastern District of New York to suspend the government’s planned termination … More 87 Faith and Civil Rights Groups File Amicus Brief in Support of DACA Recipients in New York

Group Seeks Justice for Those Assaulted During Vietnam War

International Organization  Hosts Event In U.S. On Eve Of Trump Visit To Vietnam New Orleans, La. ( Nov. 6, 2017) — The international group Justice for Lai Dai Han is hosting a U.S.-based event – on the eve of President Trump’s visit to Vietnam to speak at the APEC Summit – to raise awareness of … More Group Seeks Justice for Those Assaulted During Vietnam War

University of California sues Trump administration on unlawful repeal of DACA program

The University of California today (Sept. 8) filed suit in federal court against the Trump administration for wrongly and unconstitutionally violating the rights of the University and its students by rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on “nothing more than unreasoned executive whim.” The lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California … More University of California sues Trump administration on unlawful repeal of DACA program

Jewish Lesbian Mom Regains Custody of Children

By Melanie Nathan, A Court reinstated custody to an ultra religious Jewish mother in Brooklyn, New York, The parent, an ex member of Hassidic Judaism, lost custody of her three children after coming out as a lesbian and finally regained her custody after more than two years of appeals. The Appeals Court ordered that Chavie … More Jewish Lesbian Mom Regains Custody of Children

SC Mom Reflects on Gay Son’s Murder Speaking Out Against Anti- LGBTQ Violence

Greenville, South Carolina– On Tuesday, May 16, Greenville resident Elke Kennedy will observe the 10-year anniversary of her son Sean Kennedy’s death. Sean was brutally murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in 2007.  Ms. Kennedy has spent much of the last decade traveling the country and advocating for an end to hate violence. A decade after … More SC Mom Reflects on Gay Son’s Murder Speaking Out Against Anti- LGBTQ Violence

My Mom is a Lesbian – A Foster Adopt Child’s Letter to Donald Trump

 “My Mom is a lesbian…” We are told that Donald Trump is scheduled to sign an Executive Order today:  “Establishing a Government-Wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom”. The name is a hideous mask – a guise – a ruse.  While it seems to invoke religious freedom, in truth it is an excuse to trample on the constitutional … More My Mom is a Lesbian – A Foster Adopt Child’s Letter to Donald Trump

Marin Youth Still Targeted by Tobacco, Alcohol Ads

Statewide survey shows addictive products edge out healthy alternatives San Rafael, CA – A statewide review of tobacco, alcohol and food products in community stores shows unhealthy products edge out healthier ones, and Marin retailers near schools sell addictive products aimed at youths. “Healthy retail is an important part of community health,” said Dr. Matt … More Marin Youth Still Targeted by Tobacco, Alcohol Ads

LGBTQ Families Celebrate Purim in Jerusalem

On Thursday last week, LGBT families in Israel celebrated the first ever LGBT family event held by Jerusalem’s LGBT community groups. Members of Jerusalem’s LGBT community celebrated a daylong Purim festival called Puriya b’Tachana. The event, which included arts and crafts projects for children and parents, was promoted as an “LGBTQ-friendly Purim celebration for the … More LGBTQ Families Celebrate Purim in Jerusalem

One Million Moms Anti Gay Tirade Against Campbell’s Soup And Foster Kids

TAKE ACTION BELOW – Thanks To Campbell’s Soup for Including Everyone! By Melanie Nathan, November 12, 2015. The anti-gay organization, One Million Moms, is extremely busy, as of late. They have been asserting their fundamentalist extreme right wing prowess by pretending to be ‘morality’ police. When Campbell’s  Soup used a a same-sex married couple with … More One Million Moms Anti Gay Tirade Against Campbell’s Soup And Foster Kids

NEW STUDIES OFFER ESTIMATES OF LGBT POPULATION AND MARRIED SAME-SEX COUPLES

New surveys suggest that as many as 9.5 million adults in the US are LGBT | An estimated 124,000 same-sex couples are married and raising more than 30,000 children LOS ANGELES — Two new studies released by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, review findings from four recent large, national, population-based surveys to … More NEW STUDIES OFFER ESTIMATES OF LGBT POPULATION AND MARRIED SAME-SEX COUPLES

Putin’s Immoral Choice | Orphanages vs. Loving Same-Sex Families

By Melanie Nathan, October 14, 2013. Russian lawmakers would rather see infants and children starve and suffer neglect, resulting in deformities and attachment disorders than provide these children with the opportunities for love and health.  A picture speaks a million words – how does one grasp what could have been; and why would Russian lawmakers,  … More Putin’s Immoral Choice | Orphanages vs. Loving Same-Sex Families