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Category Archives: Politics/Current Events

Airbnb Ad Features Two-Mom Family

Airbnb ad

A new ad from Airbnb, the lodging marketplace, features a two-mom family. Because we travel, too.

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Mazel Tov to My Son


On Saturday, my son became a bar mitzvah, taking on the mantle of Jewish adulthood. I couldn’t be prouder—and I couldn’t be more thankful for the family and friends who came together to support him.

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Tomorrow’s Post Will Be Preempted by my Son’s Bar Mitzvah


I’m about to be the mother of a teenager. A little event we’re having for the occasion on Saturday means I’m going to be too busy actually parenting to be writing about parenting for the next couple of days. Hope you understand.

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Nebraska Still Not Issuing Proper Birth Certificates for Kids of Same-Sex Parents

Birth Certificate

It’s been almost a year since marriage equality has been law across the U.S.—but Nebraska still isn’t issuing proper birth certificates to the children of same-sex couples.

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Progress and Problems: Same-Sex Parents in China and Italy


Italy has just approved civil unions for same-sex couples—but without adoption rights. And in China, one of the first lesbian couples to start a family through in vitro fertilization tells their story.

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