- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Sexuality, Reproduction & Menopause (SRM) e-journal has an article explaining, “What are the reproductive options when a same-sex couple wants a family?“
- The New York Law Journal tells us, “Creative Parenting Agreements Still Needed With Same-Sex Marriage,” reminding us why second-parent adoptions are still needed even if same-sex parents are married.
- The Nebraska Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling and said that a nonbiological lesbian mom has a right, under the doctrine of in loco parentis, to a custody and visitation hearing regarding the child she and her former partner were raising together. Nancy Polikoff has the details.
- Gay dad David Valdes Greenwood writes a must-read column for HuffPo on being the only two-dad family in their daughter’s elementary school. While this means taking on the role of “Encyclopedia Homosexualis” at times to explain gay life to straight friends, he writes, “I think we have an obligation to do so, for if we don’t tell the truth about our lives, the stuff made up by politicians and preachers may be allowed to define us instead.” And there’s more good stuff, too. Go read.
- The Windy City Times profiles gay adoptive dads Brian Walker and Mike Demetria.
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- Although lesbian mom Denise Steele had been a den leader and assistant scoutmaster for her son’s Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops for six years—and the head scoutmaster knew she was in a relationship with another woman—she was removed when another assistant scoutmaster found out and raised objections with the national organization, according to the Loudoun Times.