Forces in Zawiya in western Libya on Wednesday released more than captives taken from Khalifa Haftar's eastern-based Libyan National Army LNA to solidify a months-long ceasefire and moves towards national unity. The men had been held since April when Haftar launched an assault to seize control of the capital, Tripoli, and other areas in the northwest, ending with his retreat last summer. Libya's warring sides agreed a ceasefire in October in Geneva, and political talks led this month to agreement on a new unity government to replace the two rival administrations that had ruled in east and west. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on Wednesday he has certified to congress that Hong Kong does not warrant differential treatment under a law that called for the United States to maintain a relationship with the island similar to that enjoyed before it was returned to Chinese control in The United States first refused to make the annual certification required by law in , as China cracked down on Hong Kong's autonomy.
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What do every day Americans think of gay adoption? What Would You Do? The case, which began in Philadelphia, was set between the city and Catholic-based adoption agencies. The agencies argued that they could turn away same-sex couples based on their religious freedom while the city argued that the agencies are technically government-funded and thus cannot reject couples based on their religion. The case is still ongoing.
The LGBT couples adopting 'hard to place' children
David Rosenberg, once the beloved cantor at Portland's Congregation Shaarie Torah in Portland, Oregon, was, according to his widow Kim, "just a very loving, big, generous guy. She and his children — Noah, Sam and Estee — clearly adored him. He was always loved," said Margaret Erle Katz. Born in , she was David's birth mother. During high school in Upper Manhattan, she fell in love with George Katz, captain of the school baseball team.
Same-sex marriage is still among the huge concerns that continue to take center stage in many countries around the world. However, another issue that is tantamount to this in the sexual orientation community is parenting that involves lesbians and gays. Thus, many people have been debating regarding whether or not gays as adoptive parents are advantageous.