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A Christian couple from Perth who believe homosexuality is a sin that people can “overcome” have sued a foster care agency for religious discrimination after they allegedly rejected the couple’s application over their religious views. Byron and Keira Hordyk have accused WA organisation Wanslea Family Services of religious discrimination after the devout Christian couple applied …

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Ex-AFLW star Moana Hope has gushed about her “superhero” wife Isabella Carlstrom who delivered daughter Svea this week in a “pain relief-free” natural birth. On Tuesday, the couple announced Carlstrom had given birth to their first child, daughter Svea. And overnight Hope posted a new Instagram photo of Isabella holding their newborn baby. “I’ve been …

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Former AFLW star Moana Hope and her wife Isabella Carlstrom have welcomed their first child together. On Tuesday evening, Moana shared a close-up photo of their newborn’s hand gripping her finger to Instagram. “My heart is full,” she wrote, tagging Isabella. Earlier in the day, Moana shared on her Instagram story Isabella had gone into …

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A major new study has found Dutch children raised by same-sex parents perform better at school than their peers. The study, by researchers at the University of Oxford, looked at family data from the Netherlands, a country that has had same-sex marriage for two decades. The data involved 2,971 children – parented by 2,786 lesbian …

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A British man who sued a fertility clinic after it gave his donated sperm to same-sex couples without his permission has won a five-figure settlement. Neil Gaskell began donating to Manchester’s Care Fertility Clinic in 2010, in exchange for a discount on he and his wife’s own IVF treatments. He said the clinic staff told …

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Sam Stosur has announced she has became a mum after partner Liz Astling gave birth to a baby girl. The 36-year-old tennis star took to Instagram to share photos of the three of them. She said she and Liz they welcomed baby Genevieve – nicknamed “Evie” – into the world on June 16. “Life in …

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Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita are officially dads to their newborn baby, Beckett Mercer. Mikita shared a photo to Instagram of their son’s onesie from the hospital where he was born last week. “It’s Beckett, Bitch!” Mikita wrote. “Welcome to the world, Beckett Mercer. We love you more than …

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Close to a third of Australian same-sex parents struggle to find books for their children that represent rainbow families like theirs, according to new research. Deakin School of Communication and Creative Arts researchers Dr Helen Young, Dr Paul Venzo and Lara Hedberg have surveyed LGBTQI+ parents, guardians and care-givers on their experiences with LGBTIQ-inclusive childrens …

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Neighbours‘ gay husbands David and Aaron will become parents to a young foster child this week on the long-running soap. The couple, played by Takaya Honda and Matt Wilson, got married on the Network 10 series in 2018. And this week they’ll get the chance to become dads. The pair will become permanent carers to …

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Melissa Etheridge has said she is “heartbroken” by the loss of her 21-year-old son Beckett Cypher. The singer confirmed in a heartbreaking statement Beckett died as a result of opioid addiction, aged just 21. “Today I join the thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction,” she wrote in a message via …

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