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Congratulations, Iowans!
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Congratulations, Iowans!

[Photo by Christopher Gannon, AP, in The Columbia Missourian.] Above: Dawn BarbouRoske, second from left, of Iowa City leans towards her partner, Jen BarbouRoske, after learning of the Iowa Supreme Court ruling Friday in favor of legalizing gay marriage. Between them is their daughter Bre, 6. Their other daughter, 11-year-old […]

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News from Latin America and a Bienvenida

I have been updating the Spanish blogs– I would like to welcome A. Daniela, a Chilean couple in search of their first child and to create community in Chile for lesbian mothers. Also, if you want LGBT news (in English) of the happenings in Latin America check out Julieta‘s new […]

Blog listings since like a month ago
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Blog listings since like a month ago

Ahoy, sisters! Pour yourselves a cup of your favorite hot (or cold) beverage, pull up a laptop (or a monitor), make sure someone’s got your back (or butt) covered for the next couple of minutes, and get ready to meet a bunch of new friends. It’s been an entire month […]

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Two Things I Like and One Thing That Makes Me Mad

My Custom Story is a site where you can order totally customized photo board books. What a neat way to make sure our kids see positive images of their families from a very young age! It would be great if they had gay and lesbian families represented in their example […]

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Another sad day for our families

This is a bit off topic for me to be posting, but it is certainly relevant to LesbianFamily.org. From the Equality Maryland press release: “The American Civil Liberties Union and Equality Maryland today denounced the divided Maryland Court of Appeals decision upholding a state law that bars same-sex couples from […]

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Married Same-Sex couples counted in 2006 Canadian census

For the first time (thanks to the 2005 equal marriage legislation), married same-sex couples were counted in the Canadian census. Today, the reports on Families and Households, Marital Status and Housing and Shelter costs were released. Here is a quick rundown: The 2006 Census enumerated 45,300 same-sex couples. Of these, […]

Massachusetts marriage: part 417
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Massachusetts marriage: part 417

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 […]

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*shocker* Lesbian Parents Just as Good as Straight Ones

Like Trista, I had hoped that my return to LF would be with a much longer and interesting post than this one, but alas, it is not. I did, however, want to share this tidbit from your neighbours to the North. A study, (commissioned back in 2003 when Canadians were […]

It’s a Cheney!
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It’s a Cheney!

Eeek! What’s wrong with this picture? Right! No parents! More on the the Mary n’ Heather baby news, along with the ACTUAL official White House photo of the proud kin, from Pam Spaulding at the Blend and her berth at Pandagon. The Family Pride Blog has a piece on it, […]

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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┬árecognition to same-sex couples in the form of civil unions. Marriage, it’s not, but it’s a big step forward.