Some states not counted in the categories above, such as Connecticut, still protect prospective parents through a broad LGBTQ nondiscrimination law, even if it lacks a specific law that protects against discrimination in child welfare.
Related Tags. Unlike the Red Scare, the Lavender Scare featured no public naming of names and no dramatic spectacles in which the accused testified.
This purge, specific to State, had been proceeding with relatively little publicity. In Massachusetts, for example, between 15 percent and 28 percent of adoptions from foster care have involved same-sex parents every year for the last decade. In his discussion of that man and of "Case 62," McCarthy directly linked homosexuality and Communism.
In Norway allowed gay couples to enter civil unions, but it took until for a Norway to pass a gender-neutral marriage law.
The authors fielded the web survey via Survey Monkey to Texas agencies that had not been successfully contacted by phone. To more fully understand the risks associated with these laws, the authors conducted case studies of Texas and Michigan using a multimethod approach.
That future, however, was a long way off.
For example, investigator James Thomas wrote a memorandum on July 6, summarizing his interview with officials at the General Accounting Office about 10 homosexuality cases. Again, a pre- or postnup will help. Pitfall 1: Gay divorce is not legal in your state.
The CSC was not alone in springing into action once Congress took an interest in the issue. These laws vary in whether they cover discrimination on the basis of both moral beliefs and religious beliefs, as well as in how they define the burden for proving a sincerely held religious belief.