Thanks, Polly — as always, your words mean a lot. I wasn’t sure if my words would come out the way I wanted them to — I guess it was a way of channeling my own rage into something (I hope) constructive.
Jonathan: Thanks so much for the link! I’ve updated the post. Clearly this wasn’t a widely publicized move — but I’m happy to know it’s been around for a few monthttp://www.mombian.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php#comments-formhs now.
Cool! My spouse and I met in Wisconsin, although we don’t live there anymore. So great to see attitudes changing!
Yup. I’ve never understood that argument myself. It seems such a ludicrous stretch of logic. Let’s hope the U.S. Supreme Court agrees, whenever they get to ruling on it.
You’re welcome! Based on Bergman’s one and two tweets today, it simply seems he wasn’t aware of all the books you offered.
Thanks for all of your support over the years, Elisa!
Great observations, Mary. Clearly, there’s a lot more to explore in terms of our history — and a lot to be conscious of as a community as we move into the future.
Thanks, Mary! That’s a great idea — but would definitely take some work. Maybe I’ll try to pull something together to share by the time next year’s event rolls around. Stay tuned!
No problem! Yes, this all puts me in mind of the saying that “History is written by the victors.” Looks like we’re finally winning. Having a sense of our own history is important on a personal level, too — makes us feel less like we have to make up everything as we go along (although every parent, LGBTQ and not, does some of that, I think).
Thanks, Mary! Yes, the change over time that you note is interesting. Rivers covers some of it in his book, but clearly there’s more to be said.
Thanks for the tip! Added!
Good point. Nuance isn’t something that works well in many media venues, alas.
Thanks for the info! I’ll update the post!
You’re very welcome! Thanks for your great post!
Thanks for the suggestion, Jan! Will check it out.
Great story, RoiAnn! Thanks so much for sharing.
Agreed! That’s a great idea.
Thanks so much! You’re very kind. So glad you liked the post.
Thank YOU for your courage in writing it. I’m sure many other families will find strength in your words.
Click the linked titles, and you’ll go to authors’ site, where you can order.
Thanks, riz! That means a lot to me.
So cool the Gotham class mentioned Mombian. Please thank the instructor for me!
Thanks, Lisa. Glad you liked it.
Well, I think she’s speaking from her own experience with one bio and one nonbio mom. She’s not trying to cover all situations. My spreadsheet on lesbian naming conventions certainly has room for adoptive parents.
Good question, Valerie. I’m not a lawyer, so take this as merely a layperson’s guess, but since FMLA is federal, I believe the fed government could force state employers to honor it for same-sex couples. At this juncture, it might still mean hiring a lawyer or going to court to make it happen — depends on how obstinate the employer is.
Cool! So great to see they’re really behind their inclusive campaign!