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The American Psychological Association is reviewing its 10-year-old policy on counseling gays and lesbians. It's a process that may help stop reparative therapy provided by ex-gays. The current APA policy, adopted in 1997, opposes any counseling that treats homosexuality as a mental illness, but does not explicitly denounce reparative therapy.
Tennessee's Attorney General - Bob Cooper - has stated that no current laws specifically bar gay couples from adopting in his state. Now there's a push in the General Assembly to get laws changed to ban adoption by gay couples.
Proposed legislation in the state would not only prevent gay couples from being able to adopt children but would bar heterosexual couples who are not married from adopting. Single people could still adopt, but unmarried couples could not.
The Tennessean has posted its position on the subject:
Is homosexuality still viewed as a sin? A recent Gallup Poll found Americans nearly evenly split between those who saw homosexual relations as "morally acceptable" (47 percent) and those who saw them as "morally wrong" (49 percent).
According to polls, our community is gaining friends.
Gay dads are celebrating Father's Day in big numbers as lesbian and gay parents continue to become more visible across the country. The 2000 U.S. Census estimated that 22 percent of gay couples have at least one child under 18 in their home.
EDGE Boston highlights some active and indulgent pops on this special day.