The Jan Michalski Prize for Literature is an impressive (if shockingly poorly publicized) prize, without language or genre restrictions, and they've announced the winner of this year's prize -- Birth Certificate, Mark Thompson's Danilo...Show More Summary
Hinting that he’s a secret Muslim or maybe that we still haven’t seen the birth certificate, Donald Trump continues dog whistling to bigots and xenophobes. Much as he tends to compliment immigrants before attacking them as likely rapists and murderers, Trump then said that the government must be concerned about Muslim refugees because “there’s something [...]
Jeb Bush continues his quest for a religious test for refugees. BuzzFeed reported that Bush told Jack Heath of New Hampshire Today, “(Y)ou can tell when someone is a Christian in the Middle East.” “I can promise you that,” Bush went on. “By name, by where they’re born, their birth certificates. There are ample means [...]
Lamar Sally is loving this victory! On Monday, a judge ruled against Sherri Shepherd's appeal to remove her name from Lamar Sally Jr.'s birth certificate, because she doesn't want to continue to be the legal parent of the surrogate son she shares with her ex. The one-year-old was conceived with the help of an egg donor. The [...]
An Arkansas judge Monday ruled in favor of same-sex couples seeking to have both their names listed on their children’s birth certificates. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox made his ruling from the bench in a case brought by three...Show More Summary
On Tuesday, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) told a New Hampshire radio host that he believes that the quickest way to separate Christian Syrian refugees from Islamic Syrian refugees would be to ask them their names and have a look at their birth certificates. BuzzFeed reported that Bush told Jack...
It appears as though Republican presidential candidates can't help themselves; bigot is just their default setting.The latest in a seemingly never-ending river of right wing noxious drivel comes from a candidate desperately trying to keep a doomed campaign running. Show More Summary
Sherri Shepherd probably won’t be having quite as happy a Thanksgiving: her appeal to have her name taken off her son’s birth certificate (who was born via surrogate with now ex-husband Lamar Sally) has been denied. She will have to keep paying child support until Lamar Jr is 18. RELATED: Sherri Shepherd speaks out (a […]
Oh no! On Tuesday, it was revealed that Sherri Shepherd has lost an appeal to have her name removed from the birth certificate of the son she had via surrogacy with Lamar Sally. Oof! As we previously reported, the 30 Rock actress continues to be wrapped up in a heated legal battle with her ex after the [...]
An Arkansas judge has ruled that three same-sex couples can now amend the birth certificates of their children to name both parents. Following the June Supreme Court ruling striking down same-sex marriage bans nationwide, the three female couples cha… Read The post Arkansas Judge Rules Against Ban on Gay Parents Being Named on Birth Certificates appeared first on Towleroad.
Neither side is backing down in a case that has attracted Mexico’s attention.
Two women who used a legal loophole to marry in Costa Rica could now face criminal charges. Jazmin Elizondo (24) and Laura Florez-Estrada (28) were able to bypass Costa Rica’s ban on same-sex marriage because Elizondo’s birth certificate lists her as… Read The post Lesbian Couple Wed in Costa Rica Face Jail Time For Breaking Gay Marriage Ban: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.
A group of atheists in Turkey have started a push to remove the religious affiliation categories from state issued birth certificates.
The Atheism Association in Turkey, fresh off giving soup to the homeless every week, is now calling for the government to stop automatically designating every newborn child as "Muslim" on their birth certificates. A Change.org petition broadly calls for equal treatment for atheists under the law, but it's a few specific items that are getting all the attention:
Nebraska officials are scrambling to change birth certificates for children adopted by gay couples, but LGBT activists and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) say they need to do so faster.
Costco Connections, a publication of the discount variety store chain, provided a venue for pro and con essays on the right of adopted adults, which many states deny, to access their own true birth certificates. The affirmative argument...Show More Summary
A quiet change is in the works behind the scenes at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, that will soon list the names of both same-sex spouses on their children's birth certificates, reported the Associated Press. State...Show More Summary
“Doctor” “Ben” “Carson” — if that is even his real name, and we have reason to doubt — has some real cool inspirational stories about his life. He grew up on a special kind of private sector welfare, which differs from the Big Government kind lazy moochers exploit nowadays. Show More Summary
The first time that María was told that she couldn't get a birth certificate for her Texas-born infant daughter, she shrugged it off. The 41-year-old mother of five had arrived at the state registrar's office late in the afternoon, and the clerk seemed harried. "When you're at work all day...