2. The United States doesn’t offer mandatory parental leave, so it’s especially difficult for same-sex couples who adopt a child to obtain that time with their new family member. BuzzFeed interviewed eight same-sex male couples about their experiences navigating that process.
3. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo nominated the openly gay Manhattan appellate Judge Paul Feinman to an available seat on the state Court of Appeals. If confirmed, Feinman will be the first out judge on the high court.