Thanks, Kim! Yes, I think same- and different-sex couples are more alike than not. Having said that, I put in the romance/sex line because there are unfortunately some people who still think same-sex parents will do inappropriate things in front of their kids. (Seriously, though, if they want to stop gay sex, they should encourage us all to get married and have kids.)
Thanks, S! Useful analysis!
Thanks, Nancy! She sounds awesome, and I’ll definitely keep an eye out for her name from now on. I’ve added her to the list!
That’s great, Clio! Thanks for sharing!
Great story, Sally! Thanks for sharing it.
J. Clark: Rachel Maddow is great, but she’s not a mom.
Thanks! Glad you liked it.
Thanks, S. I appreciate your feedback, and will certainly relay this to my colleagues.
Good point, Ned. I agree with you insofar as the Prop 8 case isn’t directly challenging DOMA. But as Jeffrey Toobin pointed out in the New Yorker, “Obama could take the position, as the plaintiffs have, that the Constitution compels every state in the union to allow same-sex marriage” — which would essentially put an end to Section 2 of DOMA (which allows states to choose (or not) recognition of same-sex marriages from other states), as I understand it.
I should amend: the NEA’s diversity calendar does include LGBT History Month in October. I guess they went with the more educational of the two LGBT months, and left off Pride.
Thanks for letting me share your story! And thanks for all you’re doing in Colorado!
Thanks! Glad you like them!
My understanding (and again, I’m no lawyer) is that the Supreme Court can only address Section 3 in the case currently under review, and the Prop 8 case is only to confirm or reject the existing (but on-hold) ruling from the 9th Circuit. Prop 8 Trial Tracker says, “the Supreme Court will consider arguments on the central constitutional question presented to the Court by the proponents of Proposition 8: “Whether the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the State of California from defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman,” so I don’t think that case would become another nation-wide Loving.
Thanks, Polly. I’ve been equally inspired by your words. And yikes, we’ve been doing this a long time.
Good point, Eliza! That, too.
Cool! I hadn’t known. I guest we are everywhere, as they say.
Oh, you’re right. That got flipped around somehow. I’ve fixed the text; image remains as it was, unfortunately. Thanks for the catch!
You’re very welcome! Great site!
I totally agree, Heather. I suppose there’s some sense in having straight couples speak to straight voters–but the strategy is scarily close to the one used four years ago during the run-up to the Prop 8 ballot measure, which I criticized here, for reasons similar to yours.
Cool! And in case any Marriott or Residence Inn folks are reading this: Roger is a straight ally — proof that LGBT friendliness pays off even outside the LGBT community itself.
Well, you give me hope that my family will get through our son’s teen years, too. (And if not, at least I’ll be well fed. ;)
LOL! And the extra pair of softball cleats!
Glad it’s useful! You might also recommend Gender Spectrum founder Stephanie Brill’s book (co-authored with Rachel Pepper), The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals.