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Category Archives: Politics/Current Events

Expectant Two-Mom Couples Sue Tennessee Over “Natural Meaning” Law

Seal of Tennessee

Four expectant two-mom (well, mom-to-be) couples in Tennessee are suing the State of Tennessee after Gov. Bill Haslam (R) signed a bill requiring state law to interpret words by their “natural and ordinary meaning”—which LGBTQ advocates say could deny rights to same-sex couples. But the week also saw good news for one nonbiological mom fighting for custody rights in the state.

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Liv Tyler Mom Video Includes Fashionable Two-Mom Couple

Gap - Mama Said

A new video from actor Liv Tyler includes a fashion-forward two-mom family. It might just be the pick-me-up you need after what has been a harrowing week, politics-wise.

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A Good News, Bad News Week

American Flag

The president, Congress, and State of Alabama each took steps this week that could harm our families. There was one spot of good news, however.

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Watch: Pioneering Canadian Lesbian Mom Shares Her Story

Mona Greenbaum

Mona Greenbaum, a pioneering advocate for LGBTQ families in Canada, talks about her own family and the progress of equality in Canada in a video for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Watch.

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Presidential Foster Care Month Proclamation Omits Mention of LGBTQ Parents

White House

I can’t say I’m surprised. But after President Obama’s National Foster Care Month proclamations in 2015 and 2016 specifically said that “regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status,” all qualified caregivers should have the opportunity to serve as foster or adoptive parents, President Trump’s omission of these categories feels narrow-minded and short-sighted.

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