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Appeals court denies lesbian spouse parental adoption rights

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals has denied a lesbian the right to adopt her partner’s 6-year-old son, because the the state does not permit or recognize same-sex marriages or civil unions.

COMMUNITY PROFILE: Ebony Aldridge

Ebony Burnett loves volunteering! When she isn't listening to music, hanging out with her friends, or hiking, she has a passion for working toward social justice.

Southern Poverty Law Center: Tuscaloosa schools violate LGBT rights

The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education is facing a demand from the Southern Poverty Law Center that school system officials allow same-sex couples to attend school proms and respect the constitutional rights of LGBT students, or face a federal lawsuit.