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Books / News & Politics

A few news stories for your reading pleasure (or perhaps displeasure)

I’ve decided to add a news ticker to my life, using keywords like “lesbian” and “parenting”. This week, I received 85 notices that Jen*ifer Anist*n and C*urtney C*x were going to kiss onscreen. How exciting! *rolls eyes* Yet I did come across some interesting news links and offer them up […]

Family / News & Politics / Parenting

“Othering” Lesbian Mothering

This week, I bring you more lesbian legal news from Ontario, Canada. In July of last year, lesbian parents in Ontario won the right to have both women register on a child’s birth document, called the Statement of Live Birth. Before this decision, the non-bio mom was required to adopt […]

News & Politics

Three legal parents

Today, Ontario’s highest court ruled that a five year old boy has three legal parents – his biological mother, her partner, and their good friend, his biological father. The case is believed to be the first in Canada in which a child has more than two legal parents, said Peter […]

Life / News & Politics / Sex & relationships

A Pep Talk, of Sorts

Yesterday, Round wrote about the vote in the Massachusetts state legislature to move forward with a state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.  Today my comments will be those of an outsider, an “other” if you may, who resides in one of the remaining 49 states where the possibility of […]

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 […]

Family / Family-building

We Could All Go to Belgium

A couple of weeks ago, I got an interesting note from a Belgian blogger with a facinating statistic: More than 50% of the adoptions in Flanders (part of Belgium) were by same-sex couples! They theorize that this number will drop off once couples with older children “catch up” on legalizing […]

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 […]

Family / Parenting

Call for Papers

Hi all! I am working on an introductory post (trying to follow the amazing one written by Trista!) but I wanted to make sure I sent this around before the deadline. CALL FOR PAPERS Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection on QUEER PARENTING Publication Date: Fall, 2008 […]

News & Politics

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 […]

News & Politics

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 […]