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Lawfully Wedded Life Series: A Place at the Table
Sex & relationships

Lawfully Wedded Life Series: A Place at the Table

This is the first in a Wednesday series we’re running at Lesbian Family from now through to the SCOTUS marriage equality decision(s), expected in late June of this year.  We call it “Lawfully Wedded Life”: an exploration of what marriage equality (or its lack) means to us in our messy, […]

Marriage Equality: Reflections Past and Present
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Marriage Equality: Reflections Past and Present

I came out in 1990 and you do not have to be a mathmagician to realize A) that was a very long time ago and B) I am a little bit old. Back then, I had to walk to my college classes uphill both ways and the snow was always […]

Call for Submissions: Lawfully Wedded Life
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Call for Submissions: Lawfully Wedded Life

Marriage equality is on many peoples’ minds these days, not least the legal teams preparing to make their arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in just a little over three weeks from now–March 26 for the Prop 8 case, March 27 for the DOMA one. Thereafter, the legal arguments and […]

Caught in the Middle
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Caught in the Middle

I do not believe that being bisexual is just a failure to admit that I am gay. But I have been told it is. I do not believe that being bisexual is simply experimenting until I find the right man to settle down with. But I have been told it […]

Let There Be Love
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Let There Be Love

Two lady friends came over last night for our weekly writing session where we plod away on various projects, Lesbian Family posts included.  We take a few minutes to catch up before we focus on our screens and ignore each other together.  Last night’s topic was, as you might have […]

Crying through the Legal Wedding
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Something Old

Cole and I will celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary this summer. We used that as an excuse to stay at a really nice resort this weekend while in Tucson to attend the wedding of one of Cole’s best friends. (In fact, the friend was herself Cole’s “best man”–and pregnant with […]

Uninviting Mommy To Moms Night Out
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Uninviting Mommy To Moms Night Out

The fact that Gabriella and I are queer parents does not play much of a role in our social lives, mostly because we tend not to participate in lesbian sex during social situations.  Gabriella is a bit shy, and I get cold easily, so…  The only time that being queer […]

Confession
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Confession

I often have a hard time coming up with topics to write about here on LesFam not for a lack of things, well, to write about, but because I feel so uncertain that anything I have to say is unique to the lesbian parenting experience. While debating what to write about […]

The Why (and Why, and Why) of Marriage
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The Why (and Why, and Why) of Marriage

[Cross-posted from West Philly Mama.] My brother-in-law (outlaw?), Jared, is getting married this weekend.  It’s all very exciting and there has been no shortage of wedding and marriage talk around our house.  Leo, my two year old, has been asking questions about what marriage is exactly.    This paired with […]

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Freedom to Marry Week

This week, February 11-17, is National Freedom to Marry Week! And Mombian is hosting a “Freedom to Marry Blog Carnival” on February 14 — linking to posts from all over the blogosphere on why the freedom to marry is so important. If you blog about that this week, or have […]