Our Time at the White House Easter Egg Roll

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My family and I had a truly delightful time at the White House Easter Egg Roll this past Monday. I never thought I’d see anyone do event organizing and crowd management like Disney World, but the White House staff gives them a run for their money.

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Children Play Role in Georgia and Virginia Marriage Equality Suits

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Georgia yesterday became the latest state to have an active marriage equality lawsuit — and as in so many states, parents and prospective parents are among the plaintiffs.

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Lesbian and Gay Parents and Bias in Child Custody Cases

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A new academic review has surveyed the legal landscape for lesbian and gay parents in child custody cases, both with same-sex former partners and different-sex ones. It found that courts have not always taken into consideration the social science research that has found children raised by gay or lesbian parents are as well-adjusted as their peers […]

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Two Stops for Social Justice in D.C.

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Last Saturday, during our family trip to Washington, D.C., we visited the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the Holocaust Museum. Going to the two of them one after the other (a decision originally dictated by geography) made me keenly aware of how injustice and oppression have played out in various ways throughout human history, and how people both famous and unnamed have stepped up to fight it.

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Off to the White House Easter Egg Roll!

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I’m very excited. My family and I got tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll this year, so we’re heading down to D.C. this weekend for the chance to tumble ovoids around the president’s lawn.

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LGBT Parenting Roundup

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Here are a few items I haven’t mentioned elsewhere, including a blended family profile, the perspective of the teen daughter of plaintiffs in a marriage equality lawsuit, two happenings in New Zealand, and the Argentinian president honoring a lesbian couple at their child’s Roman Catholic baptism.

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How Gay Dads and Their Kids Triggered Administration Shift on Marriage Equality

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Two gay dads and their kids played a small but significant role in the evolution of President Obama and his administration on marriage equality.

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New Campaign Aims for Tax Equity for Same-Sex Couples, Parents

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April 15 has come and gone, and even though many same-sex couples can now pay as “Married,” many others, especially parents, still do not get the family tax benefits of different-sex married couples. A new campaign from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force hopes to change that.

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Classic Film About Lesbian Mothers Now on DVD

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The Fosters, ABC Family’s drama about two moms raising their five children, ended its very successful first season at the end of March. But The Fosters — and many real-life two-mom families — owe a debt of gratitude to a film that premiered 30 years ago and is now newly remastered and available on DVD: Choosing Children, the first documentary to look at lesbians who became parents after coming out.

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Moses Has Two Mommies

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Tonight is the first night of Passover, when Jews around the world gather to celebrate freedom from slavery in Egypt, under the leadership of a man who had two mommies.

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A Day of Silence Loud and Clear

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Today is the Day of Silence, when students from middle school to college take some form of a vow of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment. Once again, the day reminds me both of the challenges that still remain for LGBTQ youth and those with LGBTQ parents and of the amazing strides they’ve made since I was that age.

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