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Things That Are — and Are Not — Presidential

2016 Election

On this morning after the first presidential debate, two short lists.

I hope they help put things in perspective.

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Mexican Supreme Court Approves Adoption Rights for Same-Sex and Single Parents

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The Mexican Supreme Court ruled Friday that adoption should be in the best interests of the children, regardless of the sexual orientation or relationship status of the prospective parent(s).

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Trump’s Child Care Plan Is a Marvel of Misogyny and Bad for LGBTQ Parents

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Presidential candidate Donald Trump announced his child care plan yesterday. Perhaps not surprisingly, it’s a marvel of misogyny and shows no awareness of LGBTQ families.

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Birth Certificate Victory for Same-Sex Spouses in Wisconsin

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A federal court has ruled that Wisconsin must issue accurate birth certificates for children of married same-sex couples. Yes, even more than a year after national marriage equality, we’re still having to go to court to protect our families.

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New U.S. Treasury Map Reveals Details of Same-Sex Marriages

From Joint Filing by Same-Sex Couples after Windsor: Characteristics of Married Tax Filers in 2013 and 2014 Robin Fisher, Geof Gee, and Adam Looney

A new study from the U.S. Treasury has revealed the most detailed picture to date of same-sex marriages across the country—with some interesting observations about same-sex spouses with kids.

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