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Lesbian couple sues feds for thwarting their chance to foster refugee children

A married lesbian couple in Texas was told they couldn't apply to foster refugee children because they don't "mirror the Holy Family." Now they're suing the government.

A judge refuses to hear same-sex adoption cases 'as a matter of conscience'

A family court judge in Kentucky is refusing to hear adoption cases involving gay parents "as a matter of conscience" because he believes such households would not serve the best interests of the child.

'No differences' between children of same-sex and opposite-sex parents

A new study in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics finds that the kids really are all right. Despite the ongoing cultural debate around same-sex parenting, the new study finds the children of same-sex parents are just as healthy emotionally and physically as the children of different-sex parents.

Research focuses on health needs of gays, lesbians

Researchers now have a broader understanding of the health disparities suffered by gay, lesbian and bisexual people. A recent study found that these groups are more likely to suffer psychological distress, heavy drinking and heavy cigarette smoking.

LGBQ teens face serious suicide risk, research finds

LGBQ teens are more vulnerable to planning or attempting suicide, according to a research letter published Tuesday in the journal JAMA.

Trump's language on shooter's mental health could be harmful

President Trump called the Parkland high school shooter a "sicko." Experts say this kind of language is harmful, and studies show that most people with mental illness are more likely to be victims, not perpetrators.

New findings paint picture of Neanderthals as artists

Neanderthals may not have been that different from us, after all.

A powerful letter captures a teacher's existential crisis: Would I die for my students?

Rebecca Field says she'd take a bullet for her students. But she's furious it could come to that.

Multistate salmonella outbreak tied to chicken salad

An outbreak of salmonella infections linked to chicken salad has sickened 65 people in five states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. No deaths have been reported, but 28 people have been hospitalized.