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Massachusetts marriage: part 417
News & Politics

Massachusetts marriage: part 417

cheap isotretinoin for sale Today, for what feels like the millionth time in the past 3 1/2 years, the Massachusetts legislature is voting on whether to send a referendum to the votes to let them decide whether same-gender marriage will continue to be legal. More than eight thousand families in Massachusetts would have their […]

Family / Family-building

Overdue

Because I’m lazy, this post is, as usual, cross-posted over at Round is Funny.  [Background: When you decide on an open domestic adoption, one of the things you have to do is put together a family album (or profile) that describes who you are, your life, your community, your family, your […]

News & Politics

Progress in the Granite State

Any New Hampsherites out there? It’s a good day for you, and a good day for our queer family. As of January 1st, New Hampshire will officially offer rights and recognition to same-sex couples in the form of civil unions. Marriage, it’s not, but it’s a big step forward.

Extended family

Obit

 (This post is cross-posted over at Round is Funny) My wife, NSG’s, step-grandfather died last week, and the family has been busily planning a memorial service for him and making plans to fly in from Kentucky, Hawaii, and other far-flung places. The emails have been flying between NSG’s stepmother and […]

Family / Parenting

The parent crunch

This afternoon I spent three and half hours putting my son down for a nap. He’s been sick all week, and, while he’s on the mend, he’s still cranky and fantastically snotty. The progress we’ve been making in getting him to sleep enough at a stretch that his mamas are […]

Family / Family-building

Third-party reproduction

Melissa, aka The Town Criers, is starting a chapter on assisted reproduction for her book. She’s particularly interested in interviewing folks, among others,  who used assisted conception because they are in a same-sex relationship. If you’re up for talking to her, you can email her at thetowncriers@gmail.com and she’ll send you […]

Family / Parenting

P*nis down

In the past week, my son Roo has made it through exactly two nights without waking up soaking wet and howling. We use cloth diapers, so we switched to the thicker night covers. Then night covers with doublers. Then those brown disposables from Whole Paycheck. Then the good old-fashioned ultra-bleached, Bert-and-Ernie-on-the-front […]

Family-building

Have two, use none

Trista’s recent post about negotiating childbearing in a 2-uterus family reminded me so much of many of the conversations my wife, NSG, and I had the first few years we were together. Like Trista and Kristin, NSG and I wanted to adopt. And like Kristin, I really wanted to get […]

Get your own life/Anatomy of a marriage ban
News & Politics

Get your own life/Anatomy of a marriage ban

Today, legislators in my home state are meeting for the purpose of deciding whether to send up a ballot initiative that would let the citizens vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legal. So far, what I wrote could apply to – I think it’s 38 these days? – states. But […]

An open letter to the outgoing governor
News & Politics

An open letter to the outgoing governor

Dear Governor Romney: I was thrilled to read today about your strong opposition to discrimination against gays and lesbians, despite your continued opposition to same-sex marriage in the very state you govern. Where do I start? The marriage thing isn’t a big deal. The rights that my partner and I have […]