News Video: New York Legislation Wants to Prevent LGBT Discrimination for Potential Adoptive Parents

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Denalee Chapman May 21, 2015
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Potential adoptive lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender parents are behind New York’s U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand. Senator Gillibrand has announced that she will introduce legislation that will stop the discrimination against LGBT adoptive parents.

The legislation is named The Every Child Deserves a Family Act and will prohibit all entities that receive federal funds from excluding LGBT individuals or couples from becoming foster or adoptive parents. The act will include prohibition of discrimination based on marital status, gender identity or sexual orientation. Although some states already prohibit discrimination, Gillibrand believes it is time for a consistent national policy so that more children can have forever homes.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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