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The different ways we raise daughters vs sons can have major impacts on society.

Column: Equal parenting standards should be common sense

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Senior Opinion Columnist | March 24, 2022
It's time to break the cycle of treating children differently based on their gender.

Companies offer rebuke of Tennessee’s anti-LGBT adoption law

By JONATHAN MATTISE | February 5, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Almost three dozen big companies and more than 100 small businesses in Tennessee on Wednesday predicted economic backlash from a newly enacted state adoption law and other proposals that target LGBT people, with one company saying...

Finland plans to give dads equal parental leave as mothers

By JARI TANNER | February 5, 2020

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's female-dominated government unveiled a plan Wednesday to give both parents the same amount of fully paid parental leave in an effort to push dads in to take time off from work to spend more time with their children.Social affairs...

Emails: Companies urged gov to veto anti-LGBT adoption law


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's office sought to downplay potential consequences over an anti-LGBT adoption proposal, multiple big companies reached out to his administration warning the state's reputation would suffer if the Republican...