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    CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE Two stories, one about the American Academy of Pediatrics and the other about the Red Cross and September 11. ... Monday,
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 4, 2002
      CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE

      Two stories, one about the American Academy of Pediatrics and the
      other about the Red Cross and September 11.

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      Monday, February 4, 2002
      Group Backs Gays Who Seek to Adopt a Partner's Child
      By ERICA GOODE
      New York Times
      http://www.nytimes.com/2002/02/04/national/04ADOP.html

      The American Academy of Pediatrics, which offers guidance to parents
      on child-rearing issues from spanking to nutrition, is announcing its
      support today for the right of gay men and lesbians to adopt their
      partners' children.

      "Children who are born to or adopted by one member of a same- sex
      couple deserve the security of two legally recognized parents," the
      academy says in a policy statement published in its scientific
      journal, Pediatrics. <MORE>

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      Thursday, January 31, 2002
      Red Cross Eases Sept. 11 Fund Rules
      By Lena H. Sun and Jaqueline L. Salmon
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A5872-2002Jan31.html

      The American Red Cross said yesterday that it would widen eligibility
      for the millions of dollars collected since Sept. 11, making money
      more available to domestic partners, fiances and extended family
      members of the terrorism victims. The charity also said that rather
      than parcel out the money over several years, it would respect the
      wishes of families that have asked for prompt cash assistance.
      <SNIP>Family members had generally positive reactions to the
      announcement. Carie Lemack, president of Families of September 11
      Inc., a Falls Church-based group that represents more than 600
      victims and their families, praised the charity for adding
      nontraditional family members, such as domestic partners and
      nondependent children, to the pool of those eligible for needs-based
      relief. She added: "The words sound good, but we really want to see
      the action." <MORE>




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