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Families

We Are Family: Two Dads Adopt Twelve Kids

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:00 PM April 17, 2014
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VIDEO: How do two gay men end up the fathers of a dozen kids? “We had to fight to get them,” says Roger. “We had to fight to get them all,” says Steven.

Actions

Southern Poverty Law Center Defends Gay Widower From His Mother-In-Law

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:24 PM April 16, 2014
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A gay widower trying to have his marriage recognized by the state of Alabama is facing resistance from his deceased partner’s 75-year-old mother, who has enlisted right-wing legal help.

Actions

Keep Your Word Alabama State Representative Alvin Holmes! Pay The $100,000

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:11 AM April 11, 2014
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Alvin Holmes bet $100,000 no one could show him a “whole bunch” of white parents who adopted black kids. Faces of Families did. Now he needs to pay up.

Celebrities

Bonny Prince George Has A Play Date With Gay Dads’ Daughter

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:24 AM April 8, 2014
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Isabella, daughter of gay dads Jared and Ryan Mullen, has a play date with Prince George tomorrow, while hers dads exchange parenting tips with the royals.

Families

Judge Allows School Being Sued To Add The Alleged Bullies As Co-Defendants

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:33 PM March 26, 2014
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A New Jersey school district being sued for failing to protect a student from bullying, has asked the judge to require the alleged bullies and their families to also stand trial.

Discrimination

School Tells Eight-Year-Old She Isn’t Girly Enough

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:23 PM March 25, 2014
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Virginia’s Timberlake Christian School has threatened an eight-year-old and her family: Get more feminine, or don’t return.

Celebrities

Spunky Boston Marathon Bomb Victim Jane Richard Shows Off Her New Leg

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:00 AM March 24, 2014
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The parents of Jane Richard, who lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing have released a new photo of their daughter, with her new prosthetic leg.

DOMA

Washtenaw County Michigan Will Issue Marriage Licenses At 9:00 A.M.

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:12 PM March 21, 2014
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Barring a restraining order, there will be married couples in Michigan by 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Families

Ohio Gay Couple Unable To Buy ‘Obamacare’ Insurance Files Suit

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:10 PM February 24, 2014
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An Ohio gay couple with an adopted daughter was refused coverage in an ACA healthcare insurance plan because Ohio does not recognize their New York marriage.

Families

Look Out Washington Gays -Speak Now Or You May Be Accidentally Married

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 5:22 PM February 18, 2014
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Thousands of same-sex couples will be married by the state of Washington without their knowledge or consent unless they act before June 30.

Discrimination

Now You’re Married, Now You’re Not

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:52 PM February 14, 2014
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Tea Party Senators have introduced a bill that would strip marriage benefits from any couple living in a state that doesn’t recognize their marriage.

Civil Rights

Idaho Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Couples Can Both Adopt

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:50 PM February 12, 2014
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The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled same-sex couples have the same adoption rights as heterosexual couples do.

Civil Rights

Virginia Judge Certifies Same-Sex Marriage Suit As ‘Class Action’

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 6:48 PM January 31, 2014
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A federal judge has certified a lawsuit challenging Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban as a “Class Action” – representing ALL same-sex Virginia couples.

Discrimination

Gay Son Says He Is ‘Ashamed’ Of His Indiana House Rep Father

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:46 PM January 28, 2014
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Saying “I love my gay son” while keeping him from full equality is like telling a baby seal he is beautiful while battering him with a club.