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Go Vote!
News & Politics

Go Vote!

A few weeks back, Mombian, Lesbian Dad, and I all posted about nominating lots of lesbian family blogs for the 2006 Weblog Awards. While I’m not familiar with any of the finalists in the Parenting Blog category, we did generate some attention! Please go vote for LesbianDad as BEST NEW […]

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Increase in “Out of Wedlock” Births

Every news outlet that I’ve encountered in the last 24 hours has mentioned the story, from the National Center on Health Statistics, that in 2005, the rate of “out of wedlock” births in the US hit an all-time high. Most also mention that this doesn’t mean teenagers are having more […]

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More Jersey Good News

Thanks, Kwynne, for pointing out the story that lesbian parents in New Jersey will now both be listed on their babies’ birth certificates. Mombian recommends that New Jersey moms follow the advice that the National Center for Lesbian Rights gave to California moms who both appear on the birth certificate. […]

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Thanks, South Africa!

Yesterday, the South African parliament overwhelmingly passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage! Already one of the most progressive governments in the world, with gay and lesbian civil rights protected in the constitution, South Africa has taken that last step to full equality with this act. One of my favorite comments […]

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More Election Thoughts

It turns out that in at least some cases, the right wing strategy of putting anti-gay initatives on the ballot in order to generate conservative voter turnout, is backfiring! Wisconsin is one of the states that had an anti-gay initiative on the ballot. Students at many of the UW System […]

The Election, Mixed Results
News & Politics

The Election, Mixed Results

First of all, let’s give a great big shout out to the people of Arizona, shall we? Thanks for being the first state to reject a ballot initiative imposing a ban on gay marriage! And we also have to celebrate the defeat of uber-homophobe Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania. Thanks, people […]

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Don’t Forget to Go Vote!

Please! Take the baby. Take the donor. Haul the bedresting mama in via wheelchair if you forgot to get her an absentee ballot. This is ESPECIALLY important if you live in Wisconsin, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, or Virginia, where there are anti-gay initiatives on the ballot. […]

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Another Victory, Belated

Way to go Georgia Court of Appeals! In King v Moses, which was handed down almost a month ago, Lambda Legal indicates the court found that: [T]he parent’s custody or visitation rights cannot be limited just because that parent is gay or lesbian, and lives with their partner, when there […]

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Go, Jersey! Go, Jersey! We won!!!

The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that same sex couples are entitled to the same civil rights as opposite sex couples! However, they did give the NJ State Legislature 180 days to figure out how to do that, and from the news articles, appear to allow for the possibility of […]

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Correction!

Thanks to Art-Sweet & Trista, I learned that I was wrong, ClubMom has a lesbian blogger. What I truly don’t get is why her blog doesn’t come up when you search ClubMom for lesbian? And why ClubMom didn’t say to me “Uh, yeah. We have one, dumbass.” Or words to […]