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Idaho Passes Bill That Would Send Loving Parents Of Trans Kids To Prison For Life

Posted On: March 14, 2022

While this is still being contested in Texas, apparently Idaho has actually made this law in their state. This is absolutely absurd, and not in any way, shape or form child abuse.  This should be left to the medical professionals who are providing children medical care based on science and facts, not prejudice.

They’ve set this up as a mandatory life sentence for loving parents. At present, most states don’t have mandatory life sentences for murderers and rapists, but for loving parents they’re ready to have a mandatory life sentence?? This is incomprehensible!

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Bil Browning, lgbtqnation(dot)com
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Ukrainian LGBTQ Activists Fought & Captured a Group of Russian Soldiers

Posted On: March 06, 2022

I cannot imagine what the people of Ukraine are facing. In all the horror there have been amazing acts of kindness and bravery.

Despite not being accepted by its own government, a group of LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈 citizens fought for their country and captured several Russian soldiers.

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Molly Sprayregen, lgbtqnation(dot)com
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Christian Adoption Agency Uses New “Religious Freedom” To Deny Service To Straight Jewish Couple

Posted On: February 27, 2022

This is a disturbing new twist.  We previously reported how Christian adoption agencies have refused to grant their services to the LGBTQ Community, but in this article, it exposes how a Tennessee adoption agency sued the federal government seeking to discriminate and deny services to a straight Jewish couple. The Jewish couple is now suing the Tennessee Department of Children Services in State Court, arguing that the adoption agency is state sponsored and therefore should not be allowed to discriminate against them based upon their religion. 

I have never understood adoption agencies that would deny a child the opportunity to have a loving family!

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Bill Browning, lgbtqnation(dot)com
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The 7 Grounds for Divorce in New York State

Posted On: February 21, 2022

This article may be simplistic for attorneys, but for the common person who may not necessarily understand or know how the legal system works, this is a good article that explains, for instance that the Family Court is for family matters and can handle Custody and Visitation and other issues with people who are in a family or primary relationship that may involve children.

However, Family Court has NO jurisdiction to grant a divorce. A divorce can only be granted by a Supreme Court Justice in a Supreme Court Action in the State of New York.

That said, there are also specific grounds for which a divorce can be granted. For a very long time there were only six (6) grounds to obtain a divorce in New York.  If you do not establish one of these grounds you could not get divorced.  Fortunately, New York finally caught up with the times and now includes a ground for any couple where their relationship has “irretrievably broken down” and wishes to obtain a divorce.

This is a great article that explains the different grounds and what is required.

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Yasmin Young, wyrk(dot)com
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10 Smart Ways To Not Get Divorced In 2022

Posted On: February 14, 2022

This article looks at different issues, including the small things in life, that can get under someone’s skin, and how to look past some of those things. One item to consider: spending time apart to give each other space which may actually improve your relationship.

I personally like, “chose happiness over winning”.  Is it more important to be right and cause damage to a relationship, or be able to be magnanimous, apologize or even better, give room for both people to be right.

This principal works well, whether to maintain a good relationship or applied to other conflicts in life.  When a person is in conflict with another party, this principal can help resolution.  You have to ask yourself “Is it more important to be right in a particular situation, or for the overall goal would it be better to move forward with a solution rather than to hang on to who is right?”

This is a good read and some of the items are humorous as well as innovative. 😊

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Chaunie Brusie, YourTango(dot)com
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These Women Open Up About Divorce In Your Twenties

Posted On: February 07, 2022

Most people don’t know, but this past January 10th was “Divorce Day”.  Typically, January sees an increase in divorce because most people decided to wait for the holidays to be over and to start the new year off by moving forward in a different direction.  In 2021, we saw two big celebrity divorces:  Adele, whose comeback album’s major theme was about the dissolution of her marriage, and Kim & Kanye's mega public dissolution of their relationship.

Although divorce is often depicted as something tragic and life altering, and while the pain of the dissolution of a primary relationship is usually evident for most couples, it appears that it's clear that leaving behind a relationship that isn’t good for you can only be a positive thing.  It is a chance for someone to reclaim time and reach better emotional and mental health. 

The landscape of relationships and marriage and divorce has changed.  Studies have shown that the “Millennials” are more cautious and are less likely to get married in the first place compared to other generations.  This article cites a 2018 US Study that suggested 46% of people from 25 to 37 were married, compared to 57% of “Gen X” and 67% of early “Boomers” at that same age.  According to this article, the Millennials have changed attitudes about marriage and divorce.  It is almost as if the younger generation has accepted divorce as a more than possible outcome.  They don’t look at a person who is divorced in such a negative fashion, but rather that they are free of something that wasn’t good for them.  They are also more easily and frequently supportive, offer words of encouragement, and believe that love can be found again.

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Megan Wallace, Cosmopolitan(dot)com
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LGBT History Month 2022: Date, History, Theme And Significance of the Pride Month

Posted On: January 31, 2022

Tomorrow, February 1st, starts the beginning of LGBTQ history month. LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈 is the initialization for Lesbian Gay Bisexual, Transgender and Queer. The month of February provides a time to celebrate and reflect on the accomplishments and history of our community as well as to honor those trailblazers who came before us, and also to look to the future to protect and expand our rights.

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Molly Swamy, latestly(dot)com
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8 Big Signs Your Marriage ISN'T in Trouble

Posted On: January 31, 2022

So many times we look at the negative in life and fail to recognize the positive - and praise the positive!  I have always been a person who feels it's important to tell someone when they have done a good job and also take stock of all the good things we should be grateful for.

This article explores the 8 big signs your marriage is NOT in trouble.  What a wonderful thing to look at your relationship and see all the positives of what is working well.  This is not to say that a relationship is not work.  It's important to realize the things that are going well and the things you are doing to keep it working that are important. 

One point that I want to add to this list is that laughter truly is the best medicine for everyone.  So have fun, find joy and laugh!

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Jeremy Brown, fatherly(dot)com
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