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July 2019

July 25, 2019. Gay Couple Challenges Department of State. James Derek Mize and his husband Jonathan Gregg have sued the Department of State because their daughter, born through assisted reproductive technology overseas has not been granted birth citizenship, as she would have been had her parents been a heterosexual married couple. As Lambda Legal lawyer Karen Lowey said, DOS is "reading a biology requirement into the words of the statute that don't exist...-and applying a provision of the law that only comes into play if you are considering them a nonmarital couple." This lawsuit comes after a number of other similar law suits and DOS continues to treat married same sex couples differently to their detriment. More Information.

July 24, 2019. July Roundup of Department of State Notices. The Department of State has posted adoption notices about the following countries: Sierra Leone, Kazakhstan, Honduras and South Africa. Potential adoptive parents and adoption service providers working with or interested in these countries should consult this web site.

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