Paul Ryan, former republican vice presidential candidate, admitted that he regrets voting against same-sex adoption. If he could go back in time and do it over again he would vote in favor of the bill.
Pro same-sex marriage equality supporters are having a good week as they receive news about the second most important part of the equality bill, the same-sex adoption legislation, was passed through the Senate on Wednesday.
The Chamber of Deputies in Uruguay has approved the bill legalizing marriage equality and adoption on Wednesday with support from 71 of the 92 members, following passage of the legislation through the country’s Senate last week.
Uruguay has become the latest Latin American country to legalize gay marriage, following in the footsteps of Argentina, which introduced gay marriage in 2010. With a majority vote of 23 out of 31, the Uruguayan Senate on April 2 said yes to a bill that not only authorizes gay marriage but also improves adoption processes and streamlines divorce procedures.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is continuing his anti-LGBT positions, this time announcing that his government and the Supreme Court are preparing to make changes to the country's adoption policies to bar foreign gay couples from adopting.
As the country marched for marriage equality yesterday in the United States, thousands marched against it on the other side of the world.
After weeks of haggling, Puerto Rico's Attorney General Margarita Mercado has reportedly filed a motion to look into the current ban on same-sex couples adopting children in what activists and observers hope will help bring an equal adoption policy to the island.
The Nebraska Unicameral Legislature held hearings for three bills regarding LGBT issues on Thursday, but made no decisive action for any of them.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is continuing his anti-LGBT positions by calling on Christians to oppose allowing gay couples the right to adopt. He also added that the Bible is "clear" that only married heterosexual couples should be having sex.