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Family Pride takes on anti-gay Adoption.com

Rather than deal with a loss in the courts last month for its refusal to list profiles of gay and lesbian couples, Adoption.com pulled its business out of the California. Family Pride didn’t take that hateful action lying down.

The company, which advertises itself as the #1 online destination for adoption services nationwide, was found guilty of discriminating against a gay couple under California law. The site refused to post the couple’s profile simply because they are gay.

Further investigation showed that Adoption.com, ParentProfiles.com and others are religiously motivated organizations with strong ties to ultraconservative legal groups, such as the Alliance Defense Fund.

Rather than ending their discriminatory behavior and continuing to service the hundreds of prospective adoptive families in California, Adoption.com decided to stop doing business in the Golden State. Family Pride responded by calling our members to action. Numerous families responded, sending messages to ParentProfiles.com. Family stories and photos were shared with people who claim that a married mom and dad couple is the only kind fit for parenting.

Family Pride’s Executive Director, Jennifer Chrisler wrote a moving letter to Adoption.com. See it after the flip.

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