Category Archives: Politics and Law

Every Child Deserves a Family–Some States Make It Hard

Every Child Deserves a Family

Today sees the reintroduction of a federal bill to give more children homes by preventing discrimination against LGBTQ prospective parents in fostering or adoption.

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Tell Florida Governor to Meet with Dying Mom About LGBT Rights

Florida Flag

Marie Bristol has a terminal disease, and likely has fewer than six months to live. Her dying wish is to meet with Florida Governor Rick Scott to convince him that her gay son and other LGBT people should have the same civil rights as everyone else.

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Most LGBTQ-Inclusive National Foster Care Month Proclamation Ever

President Barack Obama

For the first time, a president has been fully inclusive of LGBTQ parents in a proclamation for National Foster Care Month or its counterpart, National Adoption Month. We still have a long way to go before equality in foster care and adoption, however.

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Opponent Admits Supreme Court Plaintiffs “Are Bonded to their Kids”

Scales of Justice

There’s lots of analysis zipping around about yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court arguments on marriage equality. We won’t know the outcome until June—but I’m heartened by this exchange about the role of children.

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Parents Moving Marriage Forward

Lego wedding

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on marriage equality today—which has gotten me thinking about my own twisty road to marriage and the importance of parents in moving equality forward.

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