InGovernor Mitch Daniels added the terms "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the list of protected categories in state employment covered by the state's Equal Employment Opportunity policy. Archived from the original on May 1, In Mississippi, a state law passed in explicitly prohibits same-sex couples from joint adoption.
Lake County Fort Wayne and Whitestown  have ordinances prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation only.
While joint LGBT adoption is now legal in the United States, some same-sex couples are drawn adoption for single and same sex couples in Indianapolis an international gay adoption instead. Five states also have similar same-sex adoption laws for foster care agencies and professionals. As birthparents, we understand that making the decision to place your baby for adoption is not easy, and is the most selfless act of love a new mother can give.
Lost wages if job loss due to pregnancy, but offset by living expenses and unemployment benefits. This was a monumental moment for gay adoption laws in the U. Denver, CO. In almost any state, any individual can legally adopt a child.
Adoptive parents, prospective adoptive parents, and adoptees age 21 or older may request nonidentifying and medical information. Return not automatic.
Retrieved April 6, Sexual acts between consenting adults in private do not harm anyone else and should be free from state regulation. December 8, The debate, he said, would then be about how state law is supposed to operate — not whether it discriminates.
August 29, Prior to several rulings by the Supreme Court of the United Statesadoption laws varied widely by state. While Friday's ruling provided some stability on the issue, Indiana's attorney general could still appeal the case to the Supreme Court.
Retrieved 23 November Sexual orientation and gender identity with anti—employment discrimination ordinance. In , an amendment to the law meant that those refusing to cooperate with examining psychiatrists could be held in contempt of court.
Archived from the original on April 7, In Arkansas, state Circuit Judge Tim Fox of Pulaski County ruled on December 1, , that a state law restricting parental identification on birth certificates to heterosexual couples was unconstitutional.